Court documents show the lawsuits assert infringement of three United States patents that list Alan Bartholomew of SoniClear as inventor. The back story told in court paperwork indicates that Bartholomew started a software development business that led to the patents.
Bartholomew’s U.S. patent no. 7,069,310, entitled“System and Method for Creating and Posting Media Lists for Purposes of Subsequent Playback,” appears to lie at the center of the patent infringement suits filed by Devlin Law Firm LLC of Wilmington, Del. “The inventive embodiments of the ‘310 patent resolve technical problems related to a specific functionality of computers and networks (e.g. Internet or other networks) to post, share and playback media, overcoming posting and interface issues specific to different computing systems and accounts on shared networks,” Post Media Systems argues in its filing.