June 21, 2012
InNova Patent Licensing LLC
has filed patent infringement lawsuits against 24 tech companies accused of infringing an InNova patent used in revolutionary e-mail spam technology.
The Lanier Law Firm
represents InNova in its claims against Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT), PayPal Inc., eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD), Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and other technology and communications companies.
The lawsuits, including
InNova Patent Licensing, LLC v. Facebook Inc.
, No. 2:12-cv-00363, were filed
June 21, 2012
, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
The federal patent claim focuses on an InNova patent,
U.S. Patent No. 6,018,761,
that covers technology used to differentiate between spam e-mail messages and those that users actually want to receive. The lawsuit alleges that the defendant companies have used InNova's patented e-mail technology for years without permission.
"E-mail inboxes are inundated with hundreds of spam messages every day, and InNova's technology helps to sort out what messages really should be delivered to users," says
, lead counsel for InNova and head of The Lanier Law Firm's
national intellectual property practice
. "Our goal is to help protect InNova's valuable intellectual property, and to stop the defendants from illegally profiting from our client's innovations."
With offices in
, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms across the country. The firm is composed of
outstanding trial attorneys
with decades of experience handling cases involving
bad faith insurance claims
sports and entertainment law
For more information on the patent infringement lawsuit filed by InNova, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200.