ReCAPTCHA Campaign Continues Its Five-Months Roll

November 7, 2018

The file-and-settle ReCAPTCHA campaign of Confident Technologies, Inc. has snagged another defendant, Best Buy (3:18-cv-02552), on the heels of the dismissal of a prior suit, against Fandango. In its complaints, the NPE asserts a single patent generally related to automated tests for distinguishing humans from computers, targeting the use of ReCAPTCHA technology on the companies’ websites; in this most recent complaint, Confident accuses Best Buy of infringement through the use of Google’s ReCaptcha V2 verification check (without naming Google as a defendant). In each of the prior three cases, the defendant responded to the complaint with a Rule 12 motion, two of those attacking the patent-in-suit on Alice grounds.

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