EMG Technology Sues The Vanguard Group
- August 23, 2012
EMG Technology [NPE] filed suit against The Vanguard Group, alleging that Vanguard’s websites infringe a patent related to the conversion of HTML content to XML and the reformatting of websites for portable devices. EMG Technology has filed over 15 prior suits since November 2008 against over 35 defendants including AOL, Apple, Barnes & Noble,Comcast, Dell, Microsoft, Priceline.com, and Time Warner. Elliot Gottfurcht is one of the named inventors on the patent-in-suit, which was assigned to EMG in November 2008. Gottfurcht is also a managing member of EMG. According to an EMG press release, the company has licensed its portfolio to “40 Fortune 200 Companies that use EMG’s technology to display and navigate their mobile sites on smart phones and tablets”. 8/17, Eastern District of Texas, no judge yet assigned, 6:2012cv00543.