QPRC’s M-Red Expands Litigation over Portfolio Acquired from IV

July 16, 2019

After District Judge Rodney Gilstrap issued letters rogatory to effect service on the first two defendants in its campaign, Taiwanese companies Acer and MediaTek, M-Red Inc. has expanded that campaign with another Eastern District of Texas suit. The third defendant is Panasonic (2:19-cv-00251), which M-Red accuses of infringing the same three patents already in suit, as well as a new one. With the three related patents, broadly directed to measuring and/or adjusting for temperature and voltage fluctuations in an integrated circuit (IC), the NPE targets Panasonic’s provision of products that “utilize on-chip temperature sensors for power management” such as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 602A, 820A, and or 820 systems-on-chips (SOCs), including the Ford SYNC 3 Infotainment System. As to the newly asserted patent, which is generally related to temperature testing an IC device that contains a solder ball array connection, M-Red targets the provision of certain ICs or products incorporating ICs including the Panasonic MN2WS0270, MN34120, MN34230, MN34440PL, MN34595, MW39781, and MW39783 SoCs.

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