GeoTag Files Five Additional Suits with Location-based Search Patent
GeoTag, a non-practicing entity created by Ubixo (formerly known as M2 Global), filed five separate suits against IBM (with netMedia), Kronos, OnTargetJobs, Oracle, and People Answers alleging that the defendants’ online job locator and employment assessment software and services infringe a patent related to location-based services such as a map and listing of nearby store locations or services (5,930,474). Since December 2010, GeoTag has initiated over 100 patent infringement suits against more than 500 companies alleging infringement of the ’474 patent through the defendants’ “store-locator” feature on their websites. GeoTag’s most recent string of suits occurred between January 14 and January 16, 2013 against multiple defendants, including AT&T Mobility, Zoosk, Godfather’s Pizza, and Classified Ventures. In November 2010, GeoTag filed an S-1 with the SEC with a plan to raise $7.62 million through an initial public offering. The offering was unsuccessful. 1/30, Eastern District of Texas, 2:13cv00062; 2:13cv00063; 2:13cv00064; 2:13cv00065; 2:13cv00066.