Iron Oak Owners Assert Regained Patents Against Laptops and Tablets

December 2, 2016

Inventor-controlled Iron Oak Technologies LLC has kicked off its first litigation campaign, targeting computing devices (laptops and tablets) of Acer (3:16-cv-03321), ASUS (3:16-cv-03322), Fujitsu (3:16-cv-03319), and Toshiba (3:16-cv-03320). In its new complaints, the plaintiff characterizes itself as a “technology development company” wholly owned by William (Bill) C. Kennedy III and Kenneth R. Westerlage, both of whom are named inventors on many of the patents owned by Iron Oak and both of whom are apparent executives with On-Board Communications, a Dallas company offering tracking devices and fleet management solutions. Two patents (5,966,658; 5,699,275) are asserted against all four defendants, while three additional patents (6,148,202; 6,240,295; 6,295,449) are asserted against Fujitsu only.

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