Another Inventor-Backed NPE Opens Up a Wireless Earbuds Campaign

October 9, 2019

Inventor-controlled Snik LLC has filed its first lawsuit, asserting two patents broadly pertaining to an earphone device with a magnetic “holder body” that activates when it senses decoupling from the magnets. Samsung (6:19-cv-00458) is accused of infringement through the provision of Level U Pro, Level U Pro Active Noise Cancelling, and Galaxy Buds wireless earphones. At issue are the magnetic wireless charging cases for the devices. Snik pleads that “in or about March and April of 2018” Samsung was made aware of the patents-in-suit “in writing and in at least one face-to-face meeting”.

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