NPE Sues Benjamin Moore, Blinds.com, Crayola, and El Fenix
- March 21, 2012
Patent Group [NPE] filed suit against Benjamin Moore, Blinds.com, Crayola, and El Fenix, alleging that the defendants’ websites infringe a patent related to rotating the display of screens of information on websites for equitable exposure. Patent Group has filed over 75 false marking suits since January 2011, but has also filed over a dozen patent infringement suits since January 2012 against ten defendants including Esurance and Hulu. John Coombs is the named inventor on the patent-in-suit, which he assigned to Patent Group in July 2011. 3/20, Eastern District of Texas, 2:2012cv00143; 2:2012cv00144; 2:2012cv00145; 2:2012cv00146.