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 [...]
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 [...]
There is a man in the heart of Texas who wants his companies to get paid any time a cell phone sends out a customized “ringback tone” instead of a standard ring; and any time a vehicle outfitted with a tracking-and-security system rolls off the production floor. His name is Patrick J. Curry, he’s based [...]
A Dallas company has filed suit against four of the country’s major air carriers – United, Delta, Continental and Alaska Air – claiming they’re infringing its patents on mobile ticketing and check-in services.
In four identical complaints filed Oct. 13 in Delaware district court, Aeritas LLC alleges the “Mobile services,” “Mobile Check-in,” and “eBoarding Pass” [...]
Jay Walker, the entrepreneur-turned-patent enforcer notorious for suing Silicon Valley tech giants and the multi-state Powerball lottery for patent infringement earlier this year, has outdone himself. On Tuesday, Walker’s research and development company, Walker Digital, filed patent infringement suits against Google, Microsoft, Amazon.com, Yahoo! and Vibrant Media using a patent issued that same [...]
Joe Alter, a visual effects developer in Southern California, is asserting that The Walt Disney Company has pulled a similar stunt, hijacking his digital hair-rendering technology, [...]
The tech world was surprised this week by patent claims levied against popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter; but the man behind those claims tells The Patent Examiner that he wanted a real business relationship with the company. ArtistShare CEO Brian Camelio even wanted Kickstarter to use his software, he says.
But the negotiations, which began [...]