NorthStar Adds More Retailers to RFID Systems Campaign Asserting Former IV Patents

January 10, 2021

In late December, NorthStar Systems LLC expanded its first litigation campaign, begun in September 2020, with suits against H&M (2:20-cv-00407), Kohl’s (2:20-cv-00404), Lululemon (2:20-cv-00403), Target (2:20-cv-00405), and Walmart (2:20-cv-00406) in the Eastern District of Texas. The three patents-in-suit, received from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) in two December 2019 assignments, generally relate to a system for tracking an inventory of physical assets equipped with communication devices. The defendants are accused of infringement through the provision of RFID asset tracking systems deployed throughout their locations.

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