With New Gaming Complaint Against Niantic, 2020 Sees a Summer of Litigation for NantWorks
- September 11, 2020
Category: Biotech and Pharma, New Patent LitigationMarket Sectors: E-Commerce and Software, Media Content and Distribution, Mobile Communications and Devices
Roughly one week after suing Bank of America, NantWorks, LLC and its subsidiary Nant Holdings IP, LLC have accused Niantic (3:20-cv-06262) of patent infringement in a new Northern District of California complaint, while The Fox Chase Cancer Center Foundation and Institute of Cancer Research (collectively, FCCC) have removed a licensing dispute filed against NantKwest, Inc. (a “member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies”) in state court to the Southern District of California (3:20-cv-01786). The suit against Bank of America involves mobile check deposits; the case against Niantic targets augmented reality (AR) mobile gaming apps, including the Pokemon Go and Harry Potter apps; and the licensing dispute with FCCC now also contests the inventorship of a cancer treatment patent.