ITC Institutes Ogma Complaint against Consumer Device Companies
May 16, 2011- The International Trade Commission agreed on Friday to investigate Ogma‘s complaint against consumer device companies. Ogma is alleging infringement of two unrelated patents, separately acquired by the NPE. One patent generally relates to a devices that produce motion actuated sounds and the second to modificaiton of video aspect ratios for device displays. Ogma detailed (in a confidential attachment) its expenses related to licensing and enforcement of the patents to demonstrate that it had “made substantial investments in the evaluation of its patent portfolio to identify licensing opportunities in the consumer electronics and communications industry.” Ogma filed four patent suits in the Eastern District of Texas before filing the ITC complaint. RPX acquired sublicense rights to the Ogma portfolio in April; To date, 19 RPX clients have received dismissals from the Ogma litigation.