WiLAN Sub Adds Amazon, GoPro, and Sharp to Campaign Asserting Patents Acquired from Freescale
North Star Innovations Inc. has filed three more cases in one of its multiple campaigns asserting patents acquired in October 2015 from Freescale before its acquisition by NXP Semiconductors in December 2015. This past week, the Wi-LAN, Inc. (WiLAN) subsidiary sued Amazon (1:16-cv-00444), GoPro (1:16-cv-00445), and Sharp (1:16-cv-00446), accusing the companies of infringing a patent generally related to integrated circuits (5,892,777). North Star’s complaint against Amazon also asserts a second patent, 7,043,479, which generally relates to updating content on a media player. The accused products include Amazon’s Kindle Fire, GoPro’s Hero4 Session camera, and Sharp’s AQUOS Crystal mobile phone. These latest filings bring the total number of defendants in this campaign to 11; the other defendants include Etron Technology, Integrated Device Technology, Nanya, Sony, and Toshiba.