Now Two Decades in, DataQuill Campaign Tags Three More Defendants

June 21, 2021

DataQuill Limited has added three more cases—against DDM Brands, Jose Luis Zreik-Koumi (a/k/a Jose Luis Zreik), Grup Akkar, and Techland (1:21-cv-22273) and Simply (Verykool) (1:21-cv-22275) in the Southern District of Florida and against T-Mobile (1:21-cv-00883) in the District of Delaware—to the litigation campaign that it began over 20 years ago. The NPE continues to assert a single patent generally related to “a handheld data entry device that can be used for inventorying, purchasing products, and other data management functions”, here against the provision of various touchscreen Android smartphones that “enable users to browse and download items such as apps, games, ringtones, music, videos, books, and magazines”. The new filings follow a short gap in the campaign, after a settlement ended the last open case, against TCL (TCT Mobile), in mid-May 2021, DataQuill pleading that it has “obtained over $128 million in licensing revenue”.

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