Dish, Altice Sued Over Infringing Network Patents

By Andrew Karpan (November 24, 2020, 6:38 PM EST) -- Dish and Altice are accused of infringing patents issued in the early 2000s with smart devices that use technology to reduce antenna interference and synchronize communication systems, according to a flurry of lawsuits leveled in a Texas federal court this week.

Tyler, Texas-based American Patents LLC leveled the claims against Dish Network Corp., Altice USA, JVC Kenwood Corp. and Synology in four separate suits on Monday. The suits claim that devices the companies sell induce customers to use the products in ways that infringe four patents that the plaintiff owns.

These include Dish's Wireless Joey device, various car navigation devices that...

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