Spider Search Snags Customers of Several More Web Crawlers

February 3, 2018

Spider Search Analytics LLC has accused the use of several additional web crawlers in new complaints filed in various districts. The NPE targets Lenovo’s alleged used of Adobe’s Analytics in a new District of Delaware complaint (1:18-cv-00178), also filing Delaware cases against Monotype Imaging Holdings (1:18-cv-00179) and TrendKite (1:18-cv-00180) over their purported use of a web crawler provided by 80Legs. Two Eastern District of Texas suits—one each against Adidas (6:18-cv-00037) and LVMH (Sephora) (6:18-cv-00036)—allege infringement through the use of the SimilarWeb web crawler, while a case against LVMH (LVMH Watch & Jewelry) (3:18-cv-00249) with similar allegations was filed in the Northern District of Texas. The Deep Crawl web crawler is targeted in new suits, also filed in the Eastern District of Texas, against Home Depot (6:18-cv-00039) and Staples (6:18-cv-00040). Each of these eight complaints asserts the earlier of the two patents so far at issue in the campaign.

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