As reported by LAW360, on January 29, 2016, Bill Ramey of Ramey & Schwaller sued Travelocity, Trivago, Hipmunk, Trip Advisor, Orbitz, Hotwire, Expedia, Hotels, CruiseShipCenters, and E-bay for infringing at least claim 1 of U.S. Pat. No. 6,690,400. The link to the article can be found a: http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/753070?nl_pk=f1238b0a-a698-4779-8d61-df4ed2863e79&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ip
The ’400 patent patented virtualization technology “helped the development of Internet advertising and information accessing from multiple data sources.”[The] patent further claims a “method of accessing additional relevant information from [a] GUI by simply clicking on the information links.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cited the patent as prior art several times since it was issued in 2004, and Global Equity has fostered innovation of related technology patented in China.
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