updated 10:50 am EDT, Tue October 6, 2009
Case involves embedded web apps
The case is being handled through the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, which is infamous for being friendly towards plaintiffs in intellectual property cases. Eolas notes however that the first patent has been upheld in two reexaminations by the US Patent and Trademark Office; the company moreover won a 2004 federal court ruling against Microsoft, at the time valued at $565 million. Damages being sought in the new lawsuit are unspecified.
Some other companies mentioned in the lawsuit include Blockbuster, Chase, Citigroup, Go Daddy, Office Depot, Playboy and Texas Instruments.