Adverse PTAB Decision No Deterrent in Electronic Gift Card Campaign
- October 27, 2016
A year after its first wave of litigation ended, Coqui Technologies, LLC has revived its campaign targeting electronic gift certificate services. On October 24, the NPE filed one suit each against CashStar, Gyft, Givex, and Transaction Wireless, accusing the companies of infringing the sole patent-in-campaign (7,580,864), which generally relates to a method for circulating electronic gift certificates in an online and offline system. Since January 2015, Coqui has sued a total of nine companies over the ‘864 patent; the first five defendants hit by the NPE—Best Buy, Cabela’s, Kohl’s, Starbucks, and Target—are no longer active in the campaign.