Number of PersonalWeb Lawsuits Filed in January (So Far) Tops 50

January 27, 2018

So far in the second half of January, PersonalWeb Technologies, L.L.C. has added almost a dozen more cases to the litigation campaign that it brought back to life earlier in January with over 35 new cases. The latest defendants are Gartner (Capterra) (1:18-cv-00133), IAC (Match Group) (1:18-cv-00136), Karma Mobility (1:18-cv-00134), LiveChat (1:18-cv-00135), and WeddingWire (1:18-cv-00137), each sued in the District of Delaware. They follow a wave of cases filed against six more defendants in the Eastern District of Texas the week before and two other sets of suits filed in various districts, including the Northern District of California and the Southern District of New York, earlier in the month. The complaints seek past damages for the alleged infringement of five expired patents generally related to “methods for identifying data items in a data processing system”, with infringement allegations focused on the manner in which the defendants’ websites distribute and serve web content in light of what content has been updated.

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