Google, Others Targeted Over Hyperlink Patent

Law360, Los Angeles (October 18, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT) -- Walker Digital LLC hit Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc., Yahoo Inc. and Vibrant Media Inc. with nearly identical lawsuits Tuesday, alleging that each company’s targeted ad service infringes a newly issued Walker Digital patent for providing customized electronic hyperlinks.

Tuesday’s burst of complaints is just the latest round of patent infringement lawsuits by Walker Digital, which has moved aggressively this year to enforce its broad patent portfolio.

The lawsuits filed Tuesday allege that Google Advertising Programs, Yahoo Smart Ads, Vibrant In-Text Ads, Microsoft Advertising, and...
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Case Title

Walker Digital LLC v. Amazon.com Inc.


Case Number

1:11-cv-00990

Court

Delaware

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Richard G. Andrews

Date Filed

October 18, 2011


Case Title

Walker Digital LLC v. Microsoft Corporation


Case Number

1:11-cv-00991

Court

Delaware

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Richard G. Andrews

Date Filed

October 18, 2011


Case Title

Walker Digital LLC v. Google Inc.


Case Number

1:11-cv-00989

Court

Delaware

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Richard G. Andrews

Date Filed

October 18, 2011


Case Title

Walker Digital LLC v. Yahoo! Inc.


Case Number

1:11-cv-00992

Court

Delaware

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Richard G. Andrews

Date Filed

October 17, 2011


Case Title

Walker Digital LLC v. Vibrant Media Inc.


Case Number

1:11-cv-00993

Court

Delaware

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Richard G. Andrews

Date Filed

October 18, 2011

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