Goodman Tags Lenovo in Wake of IPR Petitions Filed by HP, Samsung, ASUS

December 1, 2017

Individual inventor James B. Goodman has added a new case against Lenovo (3:17-cv-06782) to the campaign that he has been litigating since July 2004. Goodman again alleges infringement of a single patent through Lenovo’s provision of certain computing devices that utilize DDR3 and DDR4 memory allegedly compliant with the JEDEC standard. The new suit has been filed in the Northern District of California, after two of the four suits Goodman filed in the Southern District of Texas in late 2016 and earlier in 2017, against ASUS (transferred to the Northern District of California) and Samsung (refiled in the Southern District of New York), were forced elsewhere. One of the other two cases (against Micro Electronics) has been dismissed in light of settlement, while the other (against HP) proceeds in Texas after that court denied a motion to dismiss under a license theory and a motion to stay in light of recently filed petitions for inter partes review (IPR).

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