IP Nav’s Clear with Computers (CWC) filed 21 separate suits against a host of industrial products manufacturers, including Alamo Group, Alcoa, Ag Growth International dba Batco Manufacturing, CLAAS of America, Coleman Company, Empire Southwest, Gehl, Kennametal, Lufkin Industries, Linde Material Handling, Mahindra, Palfinger, Fishing Holdings dba RangerBoats, Raymond, Salford, Textron, Universal Forest Products, Vermeer, Manitowoc Cranes, Valmont Industries, and Yanmar America alleging that the defendants’ websites infringe two patents related to software for customized product selection (7,606,739 and 5,625,776). Since 2004, CWC (formerly Orion IP), has filed over 70 suits against more than 250 defendants spanning various segments. CWC last filed suit in Dec. of 2012 asserting a different patent against several web-based retailers, including American Eagle Outfitters, Forty Niners Football Company, Helly Hanson, Levi Strauss & Company, MLB Advanced Media, NFL Enterprises, and Spanx. The patents-in-suit were assigned to CWC by the inventor in Aug. 1994. 2/19, Eastern District of Texas, 6:13cv00161, 6:13cv00162, 6:13cv00163, 6:13cv00164, 6:13cv00165, 6:13cv00166, 6:13cv00167, 6:13cv00168, 6:13cv00169, 6:13cv00170, 6:13cv00171; 6:13cv00172, 6:13cv00173, 6:13cv00174, 6:13cv00175, 6:13cv00176, 6:13cv00177, 6:13cv00178, 6:13cv00179, 6:13cv00180, 6:13cv00181.
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