IPNews® – Facebook Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Walt Disney Co. are the targets of new patent infringement lawsuits the Regents of the University of California filed on Wednesday over interactive hypermedia technology.
All three companies are allegedly using patented university technology for displaying interactive information through web pages or software, the university claims in three new lawsuits filed in the Eastern District of Texas. Two of the patents asserted in the new cases were found invalid by a Texas jury in another university infringement case against Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc., Yahoo Inc. and others earlier this year. The university has accordingly asked the Texas court to stay all deadlines in the new cases until the Federal Circuit can rule on the university’s appeal of the invalidity finding. To continue reading, click: University Of California Sues Facebook, Wal-Mart, Disney For Patent Infringement