Three Retailers Exit, as Four More Enter, in Universal Cipher’s Campaign over Alternate Character Selection on Others’ Smartphones and Tablets

December 21, 2019

Delaware NPE Universal Cipher LLC has accused another round of retailers of infringing a patent generally related to “dynamic” text generation. This time, the NPE has sued Frys Electronics (2:19-cv-00409), GameStop (2:19-cv-00410), Office Depot (2:19-cv-00411), and Staples (2:19-cv-00412) over the sale of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets made by Alphabet (Google), Apple, Lenovo (Motorola Mobility), Nokia, and others. This campaign began back in April 2018 with another entity, Texas’s Cumberland Systems, LLC, filing direct suits against Motorola Mobility and Nokia, suits that were quickly dismissed without prejudice.

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