New “Rain Computing” Campaign Targets App Delivery

December 28, 2018

Inventor-controlled Rain Computing, Inc. has filed suit against LG Electronics (LGE) (2:18-cv-17573) in the District of New Jersey and Samsung (1:18-cv-12639) in the District of Massachusetts over the provision of apps to their devices through certain app stores. The NPE asserts a single patent issuing to sole named inventor Hsuanyeh Chang and generally related to delivering software applications to a “terminal device”. In particular, LGE is accused of infringement through the provision of apps to smart TVs running webOS (including 4K Ultra HD, Super UHD and OLED TVs) through the LG Content Store, and to Android mobile devices (including its V40, V35 and G7 smartphones) through the LG SmartWorld app; Samsung, through the provision of mobile apps, including its Samsung Smart Home app, to certain mobile devices (Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, S9, and S9+ smartphones) through certain app stores (including the Samsung Galaxy Apps app store).

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