In Power-over-Ethernet Campaign, ChriMar Unloads on a Host of Product Manufacturers Through Complaint Filed Against Anixter

June 25, 2018

Early in June, affiliated NPEs ChriMar Systems, Inc. and ChriMar Holding Company, LLC (collectively, “ChriMar”) filed its second case of 2018, accusing Anixter (6:18-cv-00248) of infringement through the sale (and/or offer for sale) of products made by one of a long list of identified “unlicensed manufacturers”. ChriMar breaks the accused products into two categories: (1) those that receive power through an Ethernet port, providing as example categories “cameras, speakers, phones, access points, and keypads” and (2) those that provide power to another device through an Ethernet port, providing “PoE (Power over Ethernet) switches, midspans/injectors, and network video recorders” as example categories. The new complaint adheres to ChriMar’s pattern of asserting patents earlier in suit, together with the most recently issued member of the same family, which generally relates to communicating information about remote electronic equipment on a network.

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