Former BitArts Patents Asserted Against Broad Swath of Defendants Across New Digital Rights Campaigns

May 16, 2020

Delaware entity Trust & Verify Data Protection LLC has kicked off two new litigation campaigns over patents sourced from the same place. In the first, Trust & Verify has sued Adyen (1:20-cv-03769), Micro Focus (1:20-cv-00529), Ravelin Technology (1:20-cv-03805), Stripe (1:20-cv-03808), and Signifyd (1:20-cv-01392), targeting risk and fraud prevention platforms that feature digital fingerprinting with one patent, generally related to delivering data from a server upon receipt of a machine-specific “fingerprint” that is created on the client device. In the second, the NPE has sued Activision Blizzard (King.com) (1:20-cv-03801), Aspyr Media (1:20-cv-00526), Buzzfeed (1:20-cv-03782), and IAC/InterActive (Vimeo) (1:20-cv-03810), targeting Android mobile apps that feature the Google Instant Play “Try Now” or Google Play Licensing service with another patent, this one broadly concerning software for protecting digital content by only decrypting and running encrypted software if the structure containing the decryption key is unmodified. Publicly available USPTO records do not yet reflect a transfer of either patent away from Simplex Patents Corporation, an entity providing a Turks and Caicos address.

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