AT&T, Others Targeted In New Data Collection IP Suit

Law360, New York (September 19, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT) -- Mobile services company MacroSolve Inc. sued AT&T Inc., Citigroup Inc., Groupon Inc. and others on Thursday in Texas, pulling some of the industry's biggest names into its growing campaign to defend a patent covering wireless data collection technology.

MacroSolve accuses the three companies, along with Dell Inc., daily deals site LivingSocial and online business services provider SalesForce.com Inc., of ripping off MacroSolve technology in their smart phone apps that collect information from mobile users.

“We've put over 10 years of work and an awful lot of...
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