The Receivership Estate of AudienceScience Inc., together with its general receiver Revitalization Partners LLC, have sued Alphabet (Google, YouTube) (6:21-cv-01209) over the provision of targeted advertisement systems that utilize certain data collection and user profiling practices. Three patents broadly directed to providing an advertisement on a webpage based on a user’s “page request history” are asserted in the Western District of Texas complaint. Both state and USPTO records suggest that the litigation has been funded by a third party now connected to multiple recent patent suits, as well as to at least one entity that has collected patents but has yet to sue.
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