Ceiva Logic sues Amazon for patent infringement
CEIVA Logic announced it has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against Amazon in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. CEIVA's complaint alleges that Amazon infringes CEIVA's U.S. Patent 6,442,573 entitled "Method and Apparatus for Distributing Picture Mail to a Frame Device Community" and U.S. Patent 9,654,562 entitled "Method and apparatus for distributing content via a communications network." The patents relate to network-connected smart displays and to systems and methods for distributing digital images and other content and software to those displays. According to the complaint, Amazon makes, uses and sells its own branded products and services that violate CEIVA's patents. The complaint charges that Amazon's Echo Show, Fire, and Kindle products infringe CEIVA's '573 patent, and that Amazon's server systems together with Amazon's Echo Show and Fire products also infringe CEIVA's '562 patent.