Cronos Technologies Sues Toy”R”Us with Open Market Patent
- August 31, 2012
Cronos Technologies [NPE] filed a suit against Toys”R”Us, alleging that the company’s website infringes a patent related to a remote ordering system. Cronos has filed six prior suits since April 2012 against Fossil, General Nutrition Centers, J. Crew, Nutrisystem, Tempur-Pedic, and Vitamin Shoppe. RPX reviewed the patent-in-suit on the open market twice, once in October 2009 (UBS) and again in November 2010 (UBS 2). The patent-in-suit was issued to Highpoint Systems in September 1997, which later sold the patent to UBS AG in January 2006. UBS AG assigned it to Cronos in September 2011. 8/29, District of New Jersey, assigned to Judge Jose L. Linares and referred to Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer, 2:2012cv05445.