In New Smartphone Camera Suit, Inventor-Controlled Entity Shifts from Licensor to Plaintiff

July 16, 2019

Inventor-controlled Cutting Edge Vision LLC has filed its first lawsuit, accusing BBK Electronics (OnePlus Technology) (1:19-cv-04753) of infringing three patents through the provision of certain smartphones, including the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, and OnePlus 7 Pro. The patents, generally related to “smart cameras”, including the use of voice recognition and automatic upload features, are part of a 13-member family held by Cutting Edge Vision, a portfolio that the plaintiff alleges has been licensed to “four of the world’s leading camera and mobile device manufacturers”: LG Electronics, Microsoft, Samsung, and Sony.

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