Empire IP’s CreateAds Extends Enforcement Campaign
Empire IP’s CreateAds filed seven suits against A Weber Systems, Constant Contact, Costco, CVS, Mediawide, MyPublisher, Rite Aid, Shutterfly, and VerticalResponse, alleging that the defendants’ websites infringe a patent related to the use of design templates (5,535,320). Since November 2012, CreateAds has 43 defendants including a variety of e-retailers, website operators, and e-commerce technology and design software providers. The patent-in-suit was assigned to Empire IP by Automated Reprographics Technologies in April 2012, and was later assigned to CreateAds by Empire IP in November of the same year. RPX reviewed the patent as an open market opportunity (Frencken-Acq) in November 2010. 3/7, District of Delaware, 1:13cv00379, 1:13cv00380, 1:13cv00381, 1:13cv00382, 1:13cv00383, 1:13cv00384, 1:13cv00385.