New Colorado NPE Asserts Expired Memory and Display Patents

  • May 6, 2021
  • Category: New Patent Litigation
    Market Sector: Consumer Electronics and PCs

Foothills IP LLC has sued Aaron’s (6:21-cv-00450), Buddy’s Home Furnishings (6:21-cv-00451), Rubrik (6:21-cv-00471), and Tanium (6:21-cv-00477) in the Western District of Texas and Rent-A-Center (6:21-cv-00450) in the Eastern District of Texas over the use or sale of certain computer products—including Acer, ASUSTek, HP, Lenovo, and MSI-branded laptops—that incorporate various NVIDIA computing components (GeForce-series GPUs) and solutions (DGX-1). The two asserted patents, of disparate origins but both broadly directed to computer memory architecture, have expired, the plaintiff, itself formed by no stranger to patent monetization, having acquired them from the recipient of a large divestiture from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) last year.


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