Another Portfolio of Former OpCo Patents in Hand, IP Edge Looks Poised for Yet More Litigation
According to recently released assignment records, prolific patent plaintiff IP Edge LLC has picked up roughly a dozen US patent assets from Huawei. Some of the patents transferred originally issued to Huawei (or its subsidiary Futurewei), but the original development work for others was conducted elsewhere, including at Avici Systems (d/b/a Soapstone Networks), Fujitsu, IBM, NCR, or Panasonic (Matsushita). It has not taken the Texas monetization firm long to debut the first of those assets in litigation; last Friday, Saros Licensing LLC, a recipient of three related patents generally related to a network-connected “domestic food-processing appliance”, sued ACP (1:19-cv-00764), Haier (1:19-cv-00766), LG Electronics (1:19-cv-00765), and Traeger Pellet Grills (1:19-cv-00767) in the District of Delaware and Sub-Zero (1:19-cv-00949) in the Northern District of Ohio. Other recent activity strongly suggests that more litigation from the transacted assets is to follow.