Hybrid Audio’s Filing Spree Continues

April 7, 2017

In April, Hybrid Audio LLC has already filed new cases against Amazon (1:17-cv-10572), Roku (1:17-cv-10573), ViewSonic (1:17-cv-10574), and VIZIO (1:17-cv-10585), which, with suits filed against 7Digital Group, Cirrus Logic, Hannstar Display, Nero, NETGEAR, RealNetworks, and ROHM in March, bring the number of defendants added to the campaign over the last six months to 25. The NPE continues to assert an expired, reissued patent (RE40,281) generally related to digital signal processing. The plaintiff alleges that the ‘281 patent is essential to the MP3 audio standard and accuses the new defendants of infringement through the provision of devices utilizing that format.

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