Four More Retailers Tagged in E-Commerce Campaign over Online Forms

January 18, 2019

The last of the cases in its first round having been dismissed in December, Flectere LLC has reloaded, suing four more retailers in the Eastern District of Texas. In May, the NPE, apparently controlled by a former IP Valuation Partners LLC (d/b/a IPVal) principal, has asserted up to three patents, generally related to the use of online forms to gather information, against AcademyOffice DepotSears, and Staples; the new cases accuse Costco (2:19-cv-00017), FedEx (2:19-cv-00018), Target (2:19-cv-00019), and UPS (2:19-cv-00020) of infringement through the operation of their e-commerce platforms.

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