Patent Assignments Recorded During the Second Half of September May Signal New Litigation to Come
- October 6, 2016
During the second half of September 2016, RPX took note of five patent transfers to NPEs. Assignees included Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.; a recently created NPE controlled by the manager of St. Luke Technologies, LLC, Multiplayer Network Innovations, LLC, and Marking Object Virtualization Intelligence, LLC; and an NPE managed by the CEO and general counsel of Personal Audio LLC. One of the transferred patents has already been asserted in a litigation campaign initiated in late September by Listou Search Technologies LLC (a newly formed affiliate of Empire IP LLC), and what has become reliably predictable NPE behavior suggests that the remaining assignees will soon file new patent litigation involving other patents discussed in this report.