Expanding Campaign Zeroes In on Website Job Search Services

July 18, 2020

The Western District of Texas campaign of GreatGigz Solutions, LLC, begun in June against Microsoft (LinkedIn) (6:20-cv-00545), has since expanded to include cases filed against Angie’s List (6:20-cv-00633), GrubHub (6:20-cv-00628), Lyft (6:20-cv-00651), and Uber (6:20-cv-00652). Four patents generally related to providing employment hiring services over a network are asserted in overlapping sets across the five cases. These suits are the first for GreatGigz, but they are not the first for the inventor named on the patents and controlling the plaintiff; entities formed by Raymond Anthony Joao have waged various campaigns for years, most recently including a GPS vehicle navigation campaign, initiated in February 2020 through Joao plaintiff NavBlazer, LLC.

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