New NPE Sues FatWallet over Website Search Functionality

May 4, 2012

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.

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