MOVI Files Seven New Suits in Third Week of DRM Campaign

October 7, 2016

For the third week running, Texas-based NPE Marking Object Virtualization Intelligence, LLC (MOVI) has continued to expand its new digital rights management (DRM) campaign, filing a further seven suits against F5 Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and Trend Micro (2:16-cv-01115); Huawei (2:16-cv-01097); Kudelski (Civolution, NexGuard) (2:16-cv-01099); NEC (2:16-cv-01103); Sonus Networks (2:16-cv-01100); STMicroelectronics (2:16-cv-01113); and Xilinx (2:16-cv-01109). As in previous filings, these complaints assert various combinations of patents from a group of 17 that the NPE acquired from Rovi Corporation in July, prior to the latter’s name change to TiVo Corporation. MOVI characterizes the subject matter of the portfolio as related to DRM and digital watermarking. A variety of accused products are at issue: F5 Networks, HPE, Huawei, NEC, and Trend Micro are alleged to infringe through various types of networking hardware and software, Kudelski through its forensic watermarking (i.e. piracy tracking) software, HPE and Sonus Networks through their web-based communications software, STMicroelectronics through microcontrollers and systems-on-a-chip (SOCs), and Xilinx through its Vivado chip design software.

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