CompuFillfiled three separate suits against grocery retailers Delhaize America, Harris Teeter,and Ingles Marketsalleging that the defendants’ automated systems for requesting prescription refills infringe a patent related to online prescription refills (6,728,684). Last week, the NPE plaintiff asserted the ‘684 patent against HEB Grocery over similar technology. Since May 2011, Compufill has filed a total of five suits, including its first suit against Walgreen (with Costco, CVS, Wal-Mart, and Target) in May 2011. The patent-in-suit was assigned to Compufill by the inventor of the patent in January 2011. 2/14, Middle District of North Carolina, 1:2013cv00137; 2/14, Western District of North Carolina, 1:2013cv00041, 3:2013cv00097. 2/8, Eastern District of Texas, 2:13cv00106.
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