Freeny Family Resumes Retail Price Management Campaign

September 30, 2016

Individual plaintiffs Bryan E. Freeny, Charles C. Freeny III, and James P. Freeny have added Sears (2:16-cv-01052) as the latest defendant in their price management campaign, accusing the retailer of infringing two patents (6,076,071; 6,513,016) generally related to a central price storage system that communicates with local stores, where the local stores can also have site-specific prices. The named inventor for the ‘071 and ‘016 patents is Charles C. Freeny, Jr., the plaintiffs’ father, an electrical engineer who passed away in 2003. Sears is accused of infringing the two patents through use of digital price signs at its stores.

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