New NPE Targets Nine E-Commerce Site Operators with Patents Previously Offered on the Open Market
- November 22, 2012
Interface IP Holdings filed nine separate suits against AOL, Avis, CNN, Delta Airlines, E*Trade, Kayak, Priceline.com, TripAdvisor, and Vanguard, alleging that the defendants’ websites infringe two patents related to width adjustment responsive to text entry width and auto-complete suggestions based on multiple sources. These are the first patent infringement suits initiated by Interface IP Holdings. The patents-in-suit originated from bankrupt entity, Call-Tell, and were assigned to Interface IP Holdings in August 2010. RPX reviewed the patents-in-suit on the open market twice, most recently (as Call-Tell 2) in October 2011. 11/20, District of Delaware, no judge yet assigned, 1:2012cv01494; 1:2012cv01495; 1:2012cv01496; 1:2012cv01497; 1:2012cv01498; 1:2012cv01499; 1:2012cv01500; 1:2012cv01501; 1:2012cv01502.