Webvention Sues Acer, Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner, and 11 Others
- November 18, 2011
Webvention [NPE] filed 15 separate suits against Acer, Beazer Homes, Comcast, DirecTV, Entertainment Earth, Ernst & Young, General Electric, Giorgio Armani, GNC, Landstar System, Source Interlink Media, Sur La Table, Time Warner, Universal Forest Products, and Vitacost.com, alleging that defendants’ websites infringe a patent related to hover previewing and dynamic searching. On its website, Webvention claims to have licensed the patent-in-suit to over 300 companies. Webvention has filed suit against more than 80 defendants and been named in more than 25 separate declaratory judgment actions since July 2010. The patent-in-suit was issued to inventor, Daniel H. Abelow, and assigned to Webvention in November 2009. 11/17, Eastern District of Texas, 2:2011cv00480; 2:2011cv00481; 2:2011cv00482; 2:2011cv00483; 2:2011cv00484; 2:2011cv00485; 2:2011cv00486; 2:2011cv00487; 2:2011cv00488; 2:2011cv00489; 2:2011cv00490; 2:2011cv00491; 2:2011cv00492; 2:2011cv00493; 2:2011cv00494.