New NPE Sues Over 130 Networking Companies
- September 21, 2011
LVL Patent Group [NPE] filed nine separate suits against over 130 defendants including Alcatel-Lucent, Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Avaya, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Cisco, Futurewei, Google, HP, HTC, Kyocera, LG, MetroPCS, Motorola Mobility, NEC, Nintendo, Nokia, Philips, RIM, Samsung, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony, Sony Ericsson, T-Mobile, Toshiba, Vizio, Yahoo, and ZTE over five patents related to sending voice and data over the same communication lines. These are the first suits filed by LVL. The patents-in-suit originated with Cyberfone Technologies before being assigned to LVL in August 2011. 9/15, District of Delaware, 1:2011cv00827; 1:2011cv00828; 1:2011cv00829; 1:2011cv00830; 1:2011cv00831; 1:2011cv00832; 1:2011cv00833; 1:2011cv00834; 1:2011cv00835.