Equitable IP Plaintiff Hits Five More E-Commerce Platforms

October 12, 2019

Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC (CTP), a Nevada entity that has identified Equitable IP Corporation as its parent company, has filed another round in its e-commerce campaign, adding suits against Costco (1:19-cv-01915), Ford (1:19-cv-01916), Home Depot (1:19-cv-01917), JCPenney (1:19-cv-01918), and Lowe’s (1:19-cv-01919) in the District of Delaware to cases against Amazon, eBay, and Walmart already active there. All five new complaints assert the same five e-commerce patents, with infringement allegations focused on common features within the defendants’ e-commerce platforms, as well as features that distinguish between multiple sellers for a given item and that allow sellers to choose from multiple payment processors. The active suits against Amazon, eBay, and Walmart are themselves curious September 2019 reboots of March 2019 cases filed against those three companies (and later voluntarily dismissed).

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