Searching for a store or a job in your area? GeoTag, a patent-holding company, says they invented that. Canon is its latest target, but GeoTag, Inc. has already sued about 400 companies in 20 lawsuits — and they are actively searching the web for more sites to sue.
“We’ve got a lot of people here looking [...]
Earlier this month, I traveled to Tyler, Texas to cover the Eolas patent trial. Eolas is a patent-holding company, together with the University of California, filed a lawsuit against more than 20 companies claiming it owned patent rights to the entire “interactive” World Wide Web–essentially the whole modern web.
The four-part series published at [...]
Last year, IDT set up a patent-holding company called Innovative Communications Technologies Inc., or ICTI, and armed it with patents it had from its 2006 merger with Net2Phone, [...]
Visto, a California company with a long history of filing patent suits, looks determined to keep making hay out of its patents in 2012. Its newest target is a company called Fixmo, a Virginia company that helps companies with data security on employee mobile devices. The lawsuit [PDF] says Fixmo’s SafeZone and [...]
A Texas company is suing pretty much the entire smartphone industry for allegedly infringing a patent for an “interactive terminal for the access of remote database information” issued in 1995.
In a complaint filed Dec. 2 in East Texas federal court, Garnet Digital LLC, a company created in September and based near Dallas, claims most [...]
A patent on domain name redirection technology, acquired by a subsidiary patent enforcer Acacia Research Corporation in August, is showing up in federal court. The patent is being used in six lawsuits filed last week by DN Lookup Technologies against Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, OpenDNS, Cox Communications and Charter Communications.
DN Lookup has the [...]
An Ohio company is suing Nintendo and a handful of other game developers for allegedly infringing a patent covering exercise simulator games, according to a complaint filed Friday.
The plaintiff in the case, Impulse Technology, is closely tied to a fitness company called Trazer Technologies. The companies have the same Bay Village address and apparently [...]
A small company in Washington that partnered with Siemens on a project in 2008 to enhance automated manufacturing equipment is now suing the multinational corporation for patent infringement.
Siemens is one of five defendants listed in three infringement complaints filed earlier this week by ROY-G-BIV Corporation, a company in Bingen, Wash. focused on patenting [...]
Thinking about creating an app to crowd source traffic information? There’s already a patent for that, says Crowd Sourced Traffic, LLC, which filed two lawsuits on Nov. 7 — one against a crowd-sourcing startup, and another against TomTom, one of the biggest makers of GPS mapping devices.
The company filed the suits in the Eastern District [...]
A subsidiary of Hothand, Inc. is suing Yelp and Groupon on grounds that the web giants’ mobile shopping apps are infringing a patent on a system for mobile commerce Hothand developed before Yelp and Groupon incorporated, according to a pair of complaints filed Nov. 7. The Mission Viejo, Calif.-based company filed a similar suit [...]