MOVI Further Expands New Campaign Asserting Former Rovi Patents

September 30, 2016

Texas NPE Marking Object Virtualization Intelligence, LLC (MOVI) has continued to expand its new digital rights management (DRM) campaign, filing five new lawsuits against Dell, F5 Networks, and SAP (2:16-cv-01066); First Data (2:16-cv-01062); Hitachi (2:16-cv-01055); Koninklijke Philips (2:16-cv-01061); and Symantec (2:16-cv-01056). MOVI first began filing litigation last week and has asserted various combinations of nine patents from a group of over fifteen patents that the NPE acquired from Rovi Corporation in July, prior to that company’s name change to TiVo Corporation. Others hit by MOVI’s initial wave of filings include Arista (2:16-cv-01042), ARRIS (2:16-cv-01045), Barracuda Networks (2:16-cv-01038), Cisco (2:16-cv-01040), Fujitsu (2:16-cv-01046), and SAP (also sued in the same complaint as Fujitsu). All seven new defendants have been accused of infringement through products related to enterprise networking, as in previous complaints, while First Data is also alleged to infringe through its payment terminals, Koninklijke Philips through the provision of smart TVs, and Symantec through its disk imaging software.

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