Soverain IP Adds Its First May Defendant, Verizon

May 2, 2017

Verizon (2:17-cv-00386) is the latest defendant added to the litigation campaign of Soverain IP LLC, which began in March with a suits against Apple and Microsoft. The NPE added eleven more defendants in April, most recently suing Experian. Soverain IP has asserted six patents (5,708,780; 6,212,634; 6,279,112; 7,191,447; 8,606,900; 8,935,706) in the campaign, with all of them in suit against Microsoft alone. The NPE asserts the ‘634, ‘447, and ‘706 patents against Verizon. The patents generally relate to various aspects of network communications, Soverain IP identifying a long list of accused products, including various features of online communications products and protocols (e.g. permitting content download, issuing certificates as a part of secure communications, using proxy servers, etc.).

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