New NPE Sues FatWallet over Website Search Functionality
Wisconsin Technology Venture Group (WTVG) [NPE] filed suit against online coupon provider, FatWallet, alleging that the defendants’ search engine on its website infringes a patent related to keyword search functionality. This is the first patent infringement suit initiated by WTVG. The patent-in-suit (8,032,418) was developed by Miva, formerly known as ESpotting Media. The patent-in-suit was assigned to WTVG in March 2012. 5/3, District of Wisconsin Western, no judge yet assigned, 1:2012cv00326.