Phalanx of IP Edge Affiliates Swells, Asserting More Former Siemens Patents
- March 31, 2019
Category: New Patent LitigationMarket Sector: Networking
Blueprint IP Solutions LLC and Cassiopeia IP LLC have become the latest affiliates of IP Edge LLC to litigate patents that the Texas monetization firm acquired from Siemens last October. Blueprint IP has sued Fortinet (1:19-cv-00577), Hitachi (Hitachi Vantara) (1:19-cv-00579), HP Enterprise (HPE) (1:19-cv-00578), NetApp (1:19-cv-00580), Oracle (1:19-cv-00581), and Talend (1:19-cv-00582) over a former Siemens patent generally related to a redundant and “geographically separate” pair of “switching systems” where a “monitoring unit” keeps one switching system active and the other in a “hot-standby” mode, and switches the latter into active mode when the former loses network communications. Meanwhile, Cassiopeia IP has filed suit against HPE (Aruba Networks) (1:19-cv-00593), China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center (Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise) (1:19-cv-00599), and Western Digital (1:19-cv-00594), also in Delaware, but over a former Siemens patent broadly directed to a system that enables the use of network services by detecting all usable services and entering them on a “blackboard”.