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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