Rothschild Plaintiff Hits Google in Wireless Charging Campaign

May 17, 2024

Following a revival of its sole litigation campaign with a suit against Samsung in February 2024, Electronic Edison Transmission Technologies, LLC—an entity associated with prolific inventor and frequent plaintiff Leigh M. Rothschild—has now sued Alphabet (Google) (2:24-cv-00335) in the Eastern District of Texas. Google is accused of infringing a single patent generally related to wirelessly transferring power from a “donor mobile device” to a “receptor mobile device” through the provision of various Pixel-series smartphones (e.g., the Pixel 5, Pixel 6, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel 8). At issue is the Battery Share feature, which allows for reverse-charging other devices using the Qi wireless charging standard.

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