Ameranth Files 18 Suits against Online Ticketing and Travel Websites

  • July 5, 2012

Ameranth [NPE] filed 18 separate suits against ATX Innovation, EMN8, Expedia, Fandango, Hilton Resorts, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Kayak, Micros Systems, Mobo Systems, NAAMA Networks, Orbitz, StubHub (eBay subsidiary), Subtledata, Ticketmaster, Travelocity.com, Usablenet, and Wanderspot alleging that the defendants’ software platforms infringe three patents related to online and mobile restaurant, food service, ticketing, and reservation systems.  Ameranth has filed over 15 prior suits since June 2007 against over 30 defendants and has been subject to two actions for declaratory judgment. According to the complaints filed by Ameranth, “Ameranth’s pioneering inventions have been widely adopted and are thus now essential to the modern wireless hospitality enterprise of the 21st Century. Ameranth’s solutions have been adopted, licensed and/or deployed by numerous entities across the hospitality industry.” 6/29, Southern District of California, assigned to Judge Larry Alan Burns and referred to Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler, 3:2012cv01633; assigned to Judge William Q. Hayes and referred to Magistrate Judge Barbara Lynn Major, 3:2012cv01634; assigned to Judge Rodger T. Benitez and referred to Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks, 3:2012cv01640; assigned to Judge Rodger T. Benitez and referred to Magistrate Judge Barbara Lynn Major, 3:2012cv01642; assigned to Judge John A. Houston and referred to Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin, 3:2012cv01643; assigned to Judge Anthony J. Battaglia and referred to Magistrate Judge Bernard G. Skomal, 3:2012cv01644; assigned to Judge Dana M. Sabraw and referred to Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler, 3:2012cv01646; assigned to Judge Anthony J. Battaglia and to Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler, 3:2012cv01647; assigned to Judge William Q. Hayes and referred to Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler, 3:2012cv01648; assigned to Judge John A. Houston and referred to Magistrate Judge William McCurine, Jr., 3:2012cv01649; assigned to Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo and referred to Magistrate Judge Barbara Lynn Major, 3:2012cv01650; assigned to Judge Dana M. Sabraw and referred to Magistrate Judge William McCurine, Jr., 3:2012cv01651; assigned to Judge John A. Houston and referred to Magistrate Judge David H. Bartick, 3:2012cv01652; assigned to Judge Michael M. Anello and referred to Magistrate Judge Bernard G. Skomal, 3:2012cv01653; assigned to Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo and referred to Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks, 3:2012cv01654; assigned to Judge Anthony J. Battaglia and referred to Magistrate Judge William V. Gallo, 3:2012cv01655; assigned to Judge Dana M. Sabraw and referred to Magistrate Judge Nita L. Stormes, 3:2012cv01656; assigned to Judge Michael M. Anello and referred to Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks, 3:2012cv01659; 7/2, Southern District of California, assigned to Judge Michael M. Anello and referred to Magistrate Judge William V. Gallo, 3:2012cv01636.


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