Lyft and Uber Hit for a Second Week Running, This Set of Complaints over a Patent Received from Sisvel

March 28, 2019

With new suits filed against Lyft (1:19-cv-00566) and Uber (1:19-cv-00561), the number of litigation campaigns initiated by Blackbird Tech LLC (d/b/a Blackbird Technologies) since September 2014 has reached two dozen. These most recent complaints accuse the ride-sharing companies of infringing a single patent—generally related to a system for vehicle guidance where logged-in vehicles are each separately identified and that provides navigation to one or more destinations and utilizes traffic information to update routes—through provision of the Lyft Driver app and Uber Driver app, respectively, as well as related services and software, with their specialized vehicle navigation features at issue. Last week was the second in a row to see a new campaign hit both Lyft and Uber.

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