NPE Sues Facebook, Hyatt, Newegg, Wal-Mart, and Yelp
- February 3, 2012
MacroSolve [NPE] filed five separate suits against Facebook, Hyatt, Newegg, Wal-Mart, and Yelp, alleging that the defendants’ mobile applications infringe a patent related to managing data collected from remote computing devices. MacroSolve has filed 15 prior suits since March 2011 against over 40 defendants including AT&T, CitiGroup, Dell, Groupon, Priceline, Salesforce, and Travelocity. In November 2010, the company received $775,000 from current and other institutional investors to support its patent monetization efforts. J. David Payne is the named inventor on the patent-in-suit, which was assigned to MacroSolve in August 2003. 1/30, Eastern District of Texas, 6:2012cv00044; 6:2012cv00045; 6:2012cv00046; 6:2012cv00047; 6:2012cv00048.