InMotion Files Six Suits Asserting Recently Issued Patent
- May 23, 2012
InMotion Imagery [NPE] filed six separate suits against ASUS, Buffalo Technology, Fujitsu, Imation, Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions, and Samsung, alleging that the defendants’ digital imaging products with video indexing capability infringe two patents (6,526,219 and 8,150,239) related to video indexing using motion thumbnails. InMotion has filed eight prior suits since March 2010 against more than 75 defendants, including Fox, HP, JVC, Lenovo, Netflix, Panasonic, Pioneer, Roku, Sony, and Universal. The ’219 patent was sold at the Spring 2008 Ocean Tomo ICAP auction (as Lot 24) for $700,000 above the expected $200,000. The ’219 patent was the subject of an ex parte reexamination filed in 2010. In September 2011, claims 1-9, 11-20 and 23 of the ’219 patent were affirmed valid with some changes. The ’239 patent was issued last month and has not previously been the subject of litigation. 5/17, Eastern District of Texas, Judge Rodney Gilstrap, 2:2012cv00295; 2:2012cv00296; 2:2012cv00297; 2:2012cv00298; 2:2012cv00299; 2:2012cv00300.