Texas NPE Begins Assertion of IV Patents Acquired Last May
- February 20, 2021
Category: New Patent LitigationMarket Sectors: Consumer Electronics and PCs, Mobile Communications and Devices
Pineapple34, LLC has begun litigating the portfolio of 40 plus patents that it acquired from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) in May of last year. The Texas NPE has sued Hon Hai Precision Industry (Dynabook) (6:21-cv-00149), Microsoft (6:21-cv-00150), and Sony (6:21-cv-00151) in the Western District of that state; Panasonic (2:21-cv-00053), in the Eastern District. The accused products in the campaign so far include laptops, portable projectors, smartphones, and other devices, with initial infringement allegations targeting a variety of features, including virtual keyboards, computer peripherals, Find My Device software, and certain cellular network functionalities.