The file-and-settle ReCAPTCHA campaign of Confident Technologies, Inc. has snagged another defendant, Best Buy (3:18-cv-02552), on the heels of the dismissal of a prior suit, against Fandango. In its complaints, the NPE asserts a single patent generally related to automated tests for distinguishing humans from computers, targeting the use of ReCAPTCHA technology on the companies’ websites; in this most recent complaint, Confident accuses Best Buy of infringement through the use of Google’s ReCaptcha V2 verification check (without naming Google as a defendant). In each of the prior three cases, the defendant responded to the complaint with a Rule 12 motion, two of those attacking the patent-in-suit on Alice grounds.
Confident Technologies, Inc. has asserted a single patent (8,621,578) in a new case against Live Nation Entertainment (Ticketmaster) (3:17-cv-01066) over the use of ReCAPTCHA technology on the companies’ websites. The ‘578 patent generally relates to automated tests for distinguishing humans from computers. In its Southern District of California complaint, Confident pleads that Live Nation Entertainment and subsidiary Ticketmaster are both Delaware corporations with principal places of business in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, respectively.