MISSED CALL Adds Northern District of California Cases Amid Existing Delaware-West Texas Tangle

January 10, 2024

MISSED CALL, LLC has sued 8x8 (3:23-cv-06723) and RingCentral (3:23-cv-06728) in the Northern District of California, asserting the same “missed call” patent at issue throughout this campaign. Three Delaware cases filed by the plaintiff in May 2022 were assigned to Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly, compliance with whose April 2022 standing orders on heightened transparency has more sensationally embroiled Texas monetization firm IP Edge LLC over the past year and a half. However, MISSED CALL’s separate suits against Freshworks, Talkdesk, and Twilio have been stayed in Delaware for over a year, ostensibly to await the outcome of certain mandamus proceedings in the IP Edge cases (although those proceedings have long since ended). A second pair of suits, one against each of Freshworks and Twilio filed last October in the Western District of Texas, prompted counsel to submit letters to Judge Connolly to seek the lift of a prior stay and to distance itself from the West Texas cases, respectively.

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