Patent Holder Hits Foursquare With Infringement Suit

Law360, New York (March 11, 2011, 12:01 PM EST) -- A Mission Viejo, Calif., patent owner sued Foursquare Labs Inc. on Thursday claiming the urban information business is infringing a patent for a subscription-based system for providing commerce information on mobile devices.

Mobile Commerce Framework Inc. filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California seeking a judgment of willful infringement, injunctive relief and damages.

The suit also seeks an order that Foursquare "be directed to withdraw from distribution all infringing products, whether in the possession of Foursquare or its distributors or...
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