NovelPoint Tracking Files 11 New Suits, First in 2015
- March 23, 2015
NovelPoint Tracking LLC’s (NPT’s) 2015 litigation to date targets 11 defendants, 7-Eleven, Chili’s, Hilton, Hyatt, International Coffee & Tea, KFC, MasterCard, Opentable, Starbucks, Starwood, and Uber. This is the entity’s first round of filing this year, although it has filed more than 50 suits since 2012. Each of NPT’s suits asserts a single patent that concerns transforming GPS data to match a navigation map (6,442,485). The entity acquired the patent in 2012, shortly before it began filing litigation. NPT has targeted automotive manufacturers as well as PCs and mobile devices, in previous suits. The new suits target companies with apps that use global positioning to provide the company’s locations, accusing those services of infringement.