Case Update: Bandspeed, Inc. v. Sony Electronics, Inc., et. al.
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
Case No: A-11-CV-771-LY, Filed Aug. 7, 2009
This case was originally filed in 2009 over alleged patent infringement of wireless communication technology. Bandspeed, Inc., brought suit against Sony Electronics, Nintendo of America, and Apple, Inc. (among others), claiming that their patents were being infringed upon. The two patents in question are U.S. Patent No. 7,027,418 ("Approach for Selecting Communications Channels Based on Performance") and 7,570,614 ("Approach for Managing Communications Channels"). Since our initial report the case has been transferred to the Western District of Texas and a second, related case was filed against Acer, Inc., as well as other defendants. The two cases have since been consolidated by the court. The case is still in the discovery phase, and nothing new has been filed since June 18, 2012. As the case continues to develop, we will provide updates as to its status.