TPL Sues Novatel Wireless and Samsung
- August 1, 2012
Technology Properties Limited (TPL) [NPE], Patriot Scientific [NPE], and Phoenix Digital Solutions filed two separate suits against Novatel Wireless and Samsung, alleging that the defendants’ smartphones and mobile hotspots infringe three patents related to high performance, low cost microprocessors and variable speed clocking. TPL filed a corresponding ITC complaint that named Acer, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Garmin, HTC, Huawei, Kyocera, LG Electronics, Novatel Wireless, Samsung, Sierra Wireless, and ZTE as defendants as well as district court complaints against the same companies. The patents-in-suit were invented by Charles Moore and were assigned to TPL in 2002 and 2003. 7/24, Northern District of California, assigned to Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero, 3:2012cv03877; 3:2012cv03879.