Inventor-Controlled Iron Oak Sues Sharp

October 6, 2017

Iron Oak Technologies LLC has filed suit against Sharp (1:17-cv-01153), asserting all five patents already at issue in the campaign that it began in November 2016. Sharp joins ASUS, Fujitsu, Samsung, and Toshiba as defendants in the Northern District of Texas; an earlier suit against Acer was transferred to the Western District of Texas in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision on patent venue, as was a case against Lenovo, which was later transferred again, to the District of Delaware. A suit against Pantech Wireless was dismissed without prejudice this past March. At issue across the campaign are the defendants’ mobile computing devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets), while the new complaint also contains allegations targeting certain smart TVs and printers made or sold by Sharp.

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