Guada Technologies LLC (Guada Tech), an apparent affiliate of IP Edge LLC, has added cases against retailers Pier 1 Imports (1:19-cv-01016), Sally Beauty Supply (1:19-cv-01017), and Staples (1:19-cv-01018) to its sole litigation campaign, over a single information processing patent. The new suits join active 2019 cases filed against fellow retailers Big 5, BSN Sports, Floor and Décor Outlets of America, Hibbett Sporting Goods, HSN, and UncommonGoods; suits brought earlier this year against BPS Direct and Williams-Sonoma have already joined the many cases in this campaign that have been dismissed.
Guada Technologies LLC (Guada Tech), an NPE apparently affiliated with IP Edge LLC, has started its first litigation campaign, asserting a single information processing patent (7,231,379) in a wave of lawsuits against 7Digital, Batanga, DefyMedia, eMusic, iHeartMedia, Major League Baseball, Netflix, Pandora, Reliance Majestic Holdings, Rhapsody, Slacker, Smule, and Spotify. The defendants are each accused of infringement through the provision of keyword search features that allow users to locate music or video content across multiple categories (e.g., album and artist for music and genre and director for movies and TV).
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