Cypress Lake Reboots Campaign with New Patents, Targeting Computers Running Microsoft Windows 10

  • October 30, 2016

Cypress Lake Software, Inc. has rebooted its sole litigation campaign, initiated on November 30, 2015, which petered out in March 2016 with a set of dismissals without prejudice to refiling. The new complaints add one defendant, Panasonic (6:16-cv-01251), to the seven that the NPE is now suing for the second time: Acer (6:16-cv-01246), ASUS (6:16-cv-01247), Dell (6:16-cv-01245), HP (6:16-cv-01249), LG Electronics (LGE) (6:16-cv-01250), Samsung (6:16-cv-01252), and Toshiba (6:16-cv-01254). Each defendant is accused of infringement through the manufacture and sale of computers and tablets running Microsoft Windows 10, which Cypress Lake alleges contain two infringing features: Miracast (a standard allowing wireless display to a second device) and Snap Assist (a mechanism for resizing windows). Four patents from one family (8,661,361; 9,423,923; 9,423,938; 9,423,954) and two patents from another (8,781,299; 8,983,264) are asserted against each defendant except LGE (against which all but the ‘269 patent are asserted). Microsoft itself is not named as a defendant.

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