With 13 patents and three lawyers, ArrivalStar and Melvino Technologies have sued 17 companies within the past five weeks, all for their vehicle tracking systems.
This is the latest rash of suits filed by the two foreign patent-holding companies; with these newest cases, ArrivalStar and its sidekick have filed more than 100 vehicle tracking-related patent [...]
Delaware company Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC is scaling up its patent litigation assault against businesses that offer wireless Internet to customers, filing six infringement lawsuits this month against individual branches of some of the country’s largest hotel chains. It’s a new tack for the company, which began filing patent claims in March against coffee shops [...]
After a long hiatus, one of the most infamous ‘patent trolls’ in the nation is back, and it’s going after its biggest target yet—Facebook.
Back in 2007 and 2008, FotoMedia sued more than 60 photo-sharing companies, claiming its patents entitled it to payments on pretty much all types of photo-sharing software. Many of those companies [...]
SmartMetric used its “smart card” system patent to sue the three biggest credit card companies in the U.S. and lost — but the company isn’t giving up yet.
It sued American Express, MasterCard and Visa in two separate 2010 lawsuits and is now appealing both cases, and in an unusually aggressive move, it filed an [...]
The same year Marcos Polanco earned a degree from Stanford University in computer systems engineering, the Puerto Rico native went to work for Hewlett-Packard as a software engineer, helping the company develop a database management system. That was in 1991. Now, Polanco is suing the company for royalties, because he says H-P and more than [...]
A Texas patent-holding company unleashed a new barrage of litigation in the past week, suing more than 140 companies that don’t appear to have much in common, beyond being engaged in online retail. The defendants range from retail giants like Nordstrom, Costco, and Amazon, to smaller specialty companies like Drill Spot and Costume [...]