EncodiTech Revives Encryption Campaign, Targeting Smartwatches and Bluetooth-Enabled Earphones

June 14, 2017

EncodiTech LLC, an affiliate of monetization firm IP Edge LLC, has filed its first cases in roughly one year, asserting the same patent (6,321,095) previously in suit, this time against Fossil (6:17-cv-00354), Harman (6:17-cv-00749), Plantronics (6:17-cv-00750), REI (6:17-cv-00358), and TCL (TTE Technology) (6:17-cv-00751). The ‘095 patent generally concerns secure peer-to-peer communications; EncodiTech has shifted the focus of its campaign from ATMs and payment terminals early on, to more general payment security technologies in 2016, and now smartwatches and Bluetooth-enabled headphones that communicate with other devices.

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