Uniloc Luxembourg SA, the patent monetization firm whose merger with Marathon Patent Group (MARA) was scuttled because Uniloc couldn’t provide timely financial statements, has filed new enforcement actions involving three patents against Google Inc. and Line Euro-Americas Corp. and involving two patents against, Amazing Charts LLC, CompuGroup Medical, McKesson Corp. and Medical Information Technology, doing business as Meditech.
The enforcement action against Google was filed in U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,571,194, 7,804,948, 7,853,000, all covering systems and methods for initiating a conference call.
According to the complaint, the patents-in-suit are part of patent family that has been referenced by hundreds of other patent applications including patents applications by Microsoft Corp.; Yahoo! Inc.; Cisco Technology, Inc.; Sprint Communications Co. L.P.; Research In Motion Limited; International Business Machines Corp.; AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.; Qualcomm Inc.; Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.; T-Mobile USA Inc.; LG Electronics Inc.; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; and Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson.
The complaint alleges that Google’s voice and messaging application “Hangouts,” which is presently accessible through hangouts.google.com and Gmail, and can also be downloaded from the Google Play Store, infringe the ’194 patent.
In addition, Uniloc alleges that its ’948 patent is infringed by Google’s sale of multiple network accessible devices that run on its Android operating system, including, Nexus 6P, the Nexus 5X, the Pixel C, and the Chromebook Pixel, the Dell Chromebook 13, the Acer Chromebook R 11, the Acer Chromebook 15, Asus Chromebook C201, Acer Chromebook 13, Acer Chromebook 11.
Uniloc also alleges direct and indirect infringement of its ’000 patent “by or through making, using, importing, offering for sale and/or selling devices with its voice and messaging application during the pendency of the ’000 patent which inter alia comprises instructions for indicating a plurality of potential targets then being connected to an instant messaging service and participating in a given instant messaging session with a conference call requester and generating a conference call request responsively to a single request by the conference call requester where a conference call is automatically established.
Two of the three patents at issue in the action against Google are at issue in the complaint against Line Euro-Americas: the ’194 patent and there ’000 patent.
The actions against Amazing Charts, CompuGroup Medical, McKesson Corp., Optuminsights Inc., N.Harris Computer Corp, Viztek LLC, Practice Fusion Inc., Netsmart Technologies Inc., Quadramed Corp. and Medical Information Technology, doing business as MediTech, was filed in federal court in Tyler, Texas alleging infringement of two patents related to processing medical data.
U.S. Patent No. 5,682,526 is entitled method and system for flexibly organizing, recording and displaying medical patient care information using fields in flowsheet. U.S. Patent No. 5,715,451 is entitled method and system for constructing formulae for processing medical data.
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