Yelp, Groupon Apps Infringe Smartphone Patent: Suit

Law360, New York (November 8, 2011, 1:56 PM EST) -- A California patent owner on Monday accused online deals company Groupon Inc. and review site Yelp Inc. of infringing a patent covering smartphone technology that provides information on local retailers with their mobile apps.

Mobile Commerce Framework Inc. lodged two separate suits in California federal court seeking a judgment of willful infringement, injunctive relief and damages against the two companies.

“[Mobile Commerce] has been damaged and has suffered irreparable injury due to acts of infringement by [defendants] and will continue to suffer irreparable injury unless [defendants’]...
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