Xerox Takes Aim at Patent Holder’s NPE Status in Growing Monument Peak Ventures Campaign, While Another NPE Plaintiff Wields PARC Patents
- May 10, 2020
Category: Patent Litigation FeatureMarket Sectors: Consumer Electronics and PCs, Mobile Communications and Devices
Monument Peak Ventures, LLC (MPV)—an NPE associated with monetization firm Dominion Harbor Enterprises, LLC—has continued to assert patents from a large portfolio of former Eastman Kodak assets received from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV), filing a new suit targeting various models of security cameras and security systems of Robert Bosch (Bosch Security Systems) (1:20-cv-00611). The case follows a Xerox complaint filed roughly ten days ago seeking declaratory judgments of noninfringement as to eight MPV patents, a complaint in which Xerox asserts that MPV is “no innovator”, characterizing it as an NPE with an “opportunistic” monetization strategy (6:20-cv-06263). The day before Xerox filed its complaint, Corrino Holdings LLC—an NPE associated with monetization firm IPValuation Partners LLC (d/b/a IPVal)—kept its sole litigation campaign alive, filing suit against Expedia (6:20-cv-00309) over patents from a portfolio also received from IV—a portfolio including assets that Palo Alto Research Corporation (PARC), a Xerox subsidiary, assigned to IV in May 2015.