Wyncomm LLC Update

It seems Wyncomm LLC’s barrage of ‘866 suits is ramping up this week with a total of at least 52 companies served in Delaware. Big name additions to the their hit-list include:

As it is currently difficult to obtain attorney’s fees with a winning judgment, the risk v. reward for Wyncomm is clear to see and as the ‘866 patent expires in in November this year they appear to be intent on making their swansong as loud as possible.
None the less they are displaying an extremely aggressive approach to litigation as we have started to see from other non practicing entities this year so far. Perhaps this is do to the SHIELD Act recently introduced to congress; if passed 2013 may in fact be a swansong for patent trolling in general, not just Wincomm LLC.
One notable absence from the list is Microsoft, however with Skype’s functionality perhaps most closely matching the process/method depicted in the lawsuit perhaps they opted to settle – one must wonder how many suits Wynncom settled in addition to how many more there are to come.

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