Implicit Asserts Newly Issued Family Member Against Ericsson, Huawei, and Trend Micro

March 26, 2017

In early 2016, inventor Edward Balassanian revived a prior campaign, litigated in California by earlier controlled subsidiary Implicit Networks, Inc., with new cases filed in Texas by a more recent controlled subsidiary Implicit, LLC. That campaign asserted five patents at the time (6,324,685; 8,694,683; 8,856,779; 9,270,790; 9,325,740), generally related to the dynamic download of applications based on analyzing user requests. The defendants in the Texas revival were Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, Nokia, and Trend Micro. On March 7, 2017, a sixth patent (9,591,104) issued, and, within three weeks, Implicit has filed new suits against Ericsson (6:17-cv-00181), Huawei (6:17-cv-00182), and Trend Micro (6:17-cv-00183) to assert the ‘104 patent. The accused products are those that act as network gateways and/or engage in deep packet inspection.

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