After the asserted claims of two Eolas Technologies Incorporated patents were invalidated in 2012 (a decision upheld by the Federal Circuit in 2013) Eolas and Google have each filed suit based on a newly issued, related patent. Eolas asserted the 9,195,507 patent in cases against Amazon (6:15-cv-01038), Google (6:15-cv-01039), and Wal-Mart (6:15-cv-01040) on November 24, 2015, the same day that the new patent issued. In three separate complaints, the NPE accuses the defendants of infringing the ‘507 patent through the web pages and content accessible via the companies’ websites. The next day, on November 25, Google filed an action (3:15-cv-05446) in the Northern District of California seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement of the ‘507 patent.
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