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 […]
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 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 […]
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” […]