Data Carriers Sues ZTE

  • August 1, 2012

Data Carriers [NPE] filed suit against ZTE, alleging that ZTE’s autocomplete feature on its Merit smartphone and Optik tablet infringe a patent related to feature presentation based on user input in a computing system.  Data Carriers has filed over 40 patent infringement suits since March 2012 against Acer, Amazon, Apple, ASUS, Barnes & Noble, Dell, Fujitsu, Futurewei, Garmin, HP, HTC, Lenovo, LG, MiTAC, Motorola, Motorola Mobility, Nokia, Pantech Wireless, Pioneer, RIM, Samsung, Sony, TomTom, and Toshiba.  The patent-in-suit was issued to Symantec in February 1995 and was assigned to Data Carriers by Symantec in February 2012.  The assignment history indicates that Data Carriers recently shared an address with various Erich Spangenberg-associated entities including InterAD, PACid Group, TS Media Tech IP, and Vigilos.  The correspondent associated with the assignment is Tarek Fahmi, a former patent litigation partner with SNR Denton.  7/27, District of Delaware, no judge yet assigned, 1:2012cv00994.


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