NEW YORK, (
co-founder Paul Allen's
is leading a patent infringement lawsuit against several tech and retail giants on behalf of his now defunct firm
The list of companies targeted by the suit include
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, Seattle, targets ecommerce and search technology that Interval says it developed and intends to defend.
Google was one of the first companies to reply, telling the
that the move "reflects an unfortunate trend of people trying to compete in the courtroom instead of the marketplace."