Service Against Foreign Manufacturer Frustrated, Hailo Shifts Gears to Domestic Retailers

  • January 4, 2020
  • Category: New NPE Litigation
    Market Sector: Consumer Electronics and PCs

After three attempts to sue the manufacturer of Anker’s Roav SmartCharge Car Kit, Hailo Technologies, LLC has changed tacks, this time accusing retailers Best Buy (4:20-cv-00025), Target (4:20-cv-00026), and WalMart (4:20-cv-00024) of infringement through sales of the devices. The plaintiff first sued Roav in January 2018, shifting to Anker by amended complaint in that same case, which was dismissed for improper service. Hailo then, in May of last year, tried suing Anker in the Western District of Washington but voluntarily dismissed the suit, without prejudice, after Anker reiterated by letter that it is “a holding company registered in Hong Kong and does not have an agent for service of process in the United States”—the standoff triggering the current retailer suits.


View full article with free 30-day trial
($79/month thereafter)


  • Over 7,000 news articles covering new patent cases, key policy decisions, and USPTO assignments
  • Advanced custom alerts for campaigns and entities
  • Proprietary litigation timelines
  • Full access to Federal Circuit, PTAB, and ITC dockets
  • Judge, venue, and law firm analytics



×
×

Thank you for your feedback

×
×