West Texas Suit Targets “Dynamic Switching” Between Wi-Fi and Cell Networks

June 11, 2021

Smart Mobile Technologies LLC (SMT), an entity formed in Delaware nearly a year ago, has launched a wireless communications campaign, suing Apple (6:21-cv-00603) in the Western District of Texas for the alleged infringement of 13 patents. The plaintiff targets the provision of a wide variety of devices (Apple TVs, Apple Watches, iPads, iPhones, iPads, etc.) that facilitate “dynamically switching” between networks of different types, i.e., Wi-Fi and cellular networks. SMT alleges that Apple has had notice of at least some of the patents since 2015 when a patent advisory firm was “engaged to assist with the divestment of certain patents and patent applications owned by a prior owner of the patents”.

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