U.S. News | Coretek Licensing Sues Discord for Patent Infringement


Coretek Licensing LLC has filed a lawsuit in the District of Delaware against an online messaging program that supports video and audio conversations, Discord Inc. for patent infringement.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendant infringed its patents-in-suit with the United States Patent Nos. 8,861,512 (the ’512 patent); 9,173,154 (the ’154 patent); 9,369,575 (the ’575 patent); and 9,591,551 (the ’551 patent). Specifically, claim 1 of the ’512 patent covering “Method of Enabling a Wireless Device to Make a Network Connection Without Using a Network Operator’s Home Location Register”.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the defendant infringed the plaintiff’s wireless networking patents via its platform.

According to the lawsuit, Coretek Licensing claimed that the defendant product uses Internet or IP network for calling without using the home location register and the wireless device or smartphone uses the module or Discord application to contact and communicate with the Discord server via a wireless link, such as a Wi-Fi or cellular link, on a wireless device with the Discord Application which are exact features of its patent.

The plaintiff reportedly said that a smartphone or other wireless device uses the Discord application to send data via the wireless link to the Discord server for a request, such as an “Invite signal from the caller to the server,” which uses the patented method.

The plaintiff alleges that the use of the patent by the defendant has caused lots of damages.

The plaintiff is seeking to permanently restrain and enjoin Discord; an award for damages, costs, and fees; pre-and post-judgment interest; and other relief.

The case is ongoing.

Coretek Licensing LLC v. Discord Inc.

Judge: Not Assigned
Court: Delaware District Court
Case #: 1:21-cv-00304
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause: Patent Infringement
Case Filed: Feb 26, 2021
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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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