Hotspot Campaign Snags Second Defendant

May 4, 2019

Roughly one week after suing Apple in the Northern District of California, WiNet Labs LLC has asserted the same patent, generally related to a hierarchical protocol for forming an “ad-hoc network", against Samsung (1:19-cv-3903), filing the second suit of the NPE’s only campaign in the Southern District of New York. WiNet Labs targets the provision on the Galaxy S4 smartphone of Group Play, a content-sharing feature where a “group leader” creates a group, which generates a Wi-Fi access point that other participants connect to, allowing them to share music, photos, documents, and games.

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