Eolas Asserts Recently Invalidated Patents in New Suits
- September 13, 2012
Eolas Technologies [NPE] filed three separate suits against American Broadcasting Companies, ESPN Internet Ventures, Facebook, Walt Disney, and Wal-Mart Stores, alleging that the defendants’ websites infringe four patents related to embedded hypermedia in Internet applications. Two of the in-suit patents (5,838,906 and 7,599,985) were the subject of a suit filed in 2009 against 24 defendants (6:2009-cv-00446) and were subsequently invalidated by a jury in February 2011. (Eolas is appealing the verdict.) The second two patents (8,082,293 and 8,086,662) in the newly filed suits were issued in December 2011. Eolas is represented by McKool Smith. 9/12, Eastern District of Texas, 6:2012cv00619; 6:2012cv00620; 6:2012cv00621.