A Third Litigation Campaign over Barkan Patents Kicks Off in Texas

February 2, 2018

Inventor-controlled Barkan Wireless IP Holdings, L.P. has filed suit against Samsung and Verizon (Cellco Partnership) (2:18-cv-00028), alleging infringement of a family of three patents through the provision of wireless network extenders that Barkan Wireless IP contends Samsung makes and Verizon sells. The patents generally relate to expanding cellular networks by routing communications through “add-on base stations in lieu of cell phone towers”. The plaintiff identifies sole named inventor Elad Barkan, a researcher with the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, as its founder.

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