Aeropostale, Coach, Others Sued Over Sales Patent

Law360, New York (June 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Several major retailers, including clothing store Aeropostale Inc., auto parts chain Autozone Inc. and handbag maker Coach Inc., have been hit with a patent infringement suit over automated sales technology.

The suit was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas by Las Vegas-based patent-holding company Landmark Technology LLC.

Several other retailers Landmark sued over the same patents last year have settled in recent weeks.

The suit claims that each of the eight named defendants infringed three patents related to automated...
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