OfficeMax, Scotts Can't Escape Store Locator IP Suit

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 12:39 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday refused to allow a slew of companies, including OfficeMax Inc. and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., to escape GeoTag Inc.'s online search patent infringement claims, which were brought over the companies' use of store locator tools on their websites.

U.S. District Judge David Folsom said in his order that GeoTag had adequately pled its allegations and that the defendants did not show that it failed to state a claim.

In addition to OfficeMax and Scotts, the judge tossed Brookshire Brothers Ltd.,...
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