IPVal’s Hypermedia Navigation Faces Alice Motion in California, Files Against Microsoft in Texas

  • September 15, 2017
  • E-Commerce and Software, New Patent Litigation

Hypermedia Navigation LLC, an affiliate of monetization firm IP Valuation Partners LLC (IPVal), has added a suit against Microsoft (2:17-cv-00647) to the campaign that it began against Verizon (Yahoo) in January of this year. The Yahoo complaint asserts eight patents from a family of 13, the Microsoft complaint adding a ninth from the same family, all generally related to organizing and presenting media and information that a user requests online. Yahoo’s general search engine and video and music search features are at issue, as are Bing’s search and video search engines. The new complaint comes as Yahoo has refiled an earlier motion challenging the eight patents at issue against it as patent-ineligibly drawn, under Alice, to the abstract idea of “organizing and presenting information—an idea as old as the library”.


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