Kroy IP Holdings, LLC has filed its first litigation in four years, asserting a patent that emerged from reexamination proceedings with a February 2015 certificate confirming the patentability of certain claims as amended and approving 100 additional claims. The new complaint accuses Groupon (1:17-cv-01405) of infringement through provision of “website portals and applications”, including www.groupon.com, Groupon Stores, Merchant Center, Deal Builder, and Groupon Now!, as well as the company’s mobile applications Groupon app and Groupon Merchant. This litigation campaign began in June 2011 and has seen a patent related to the one now in suit invalidated on multiple bases in the Eastern District of Texas.
Kroy IP Holdings filed suit against Safeway alleging that Safeway’s incentive program that enables shoppers to redeem accumulated points for automated award fulfillment infringes a patent related to incentive programs. Kroy IP Holdings has filed one prior suit since June 2011 against ACI Worldwide, Capita Technologies, Frosch International Travel, LW Acquisition, Loyaltyworks, and Performance Systems Group, and has been subject to one action for declaratory judgment brought by Performance Systems Group. The patent-in-suit was assigned to Kroy IP by individual inventor, York Eggleston, in April 2011. 12/17, Eastern District of Texas, 2:2012cv00800.
Access to the full article is currently available to RPX members only. Please contact us if you need further information.