GeoTag Launches 3 New Suits Over Web Search IP

Law360, New York (September 14, 2011, 1:26 PM EDT) -- GeoTag Inc. launched three lawsuits in Texas federal court on Tuesday, accusing Circle K Stores Inc., Eye Care Centers of America Inc. and dating service Zoosk Inc. of infringing its patent for systems that associate online information with geographical areas.

The lawsuits claim the companies' websites violate U.S. Patent Number 5,930,474, issued in 1999 and titled "Internet organizer for accessing geographically and topically based information."

GeoTag contends that the member or profile search features on the defendants' websites infringe the patent, which covers systems including an...
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