Monument’s Preferential Networks Hits Charter, Following Alice Denial and T-Mobile Complaint
- October 23, 2017
Category: New Patent LitigationMarket Sector: Networking
Preferential Networks IP, LLC has filed a new lawsuit against Charter (2:17-cv-00709) in the wake of its late-August complaint against T-Mobile (2:17-cv-00626). As in the latter case and the NPE’s previous lawsuits against AT&T (AT&T Mobility, Cricket Wireless, New Cingular Wireless Services), Comcast, and SoftBank Group (Boost Mobile, Sprint Spectrum, Virgin Mobile), Preferential Networks accuses Charter of infringement through the provision of “network throttling” mechanisms (e.g., restricting delivery of data to a user based on prior usage). Its latest complaint follows District Judge Rodney Gilstrap’s decision to adopt an earlier recommendation by Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne that an AT&T Alice challenge against the patent-in-campaign should be denied.