IoT Campaign, over Patents Picked Up from IV, Engulfs Four More Defendants in West Texas

January 10, 2020

BCS Software LLC (d/b/a Bluebonnet Consulting Services & Software) (BCS) has sued Honeywell (Elster) (6:20-cv-00002), Itron (6:19-cv-00728), Toshiba (Landis+Gyr Technologies) (6:20-cv-00005), and Xylem (Sensus) (6:20-cv-00003) over a family of three patents that the plaintiff received as part of a larger acquisition from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) in September 2018. The patents asserted here generally relate to a system for using a server to monitor certain client applications and distributed components associated with those applications over a network. At issue in these new complaints are the defendants’ Internet-of-Things (IoT) “smart” platforms—Elster’s Connexo platform; Itron’s OpenWay platform; Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream Connect; and Sensus’s FlexNet.

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