Expedia, B&N Hit With Product Offer IP Suits By Walker Digital

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 3:03 PM EST) -- Walker Digital LLC on Tuesday jumped on Expedia Inc. and Barnes & Noble Inc. in separate suits alleging infringement of a patent used to provide targeted product offers to online customers, the very day the patent was issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Walker, a company helmed by Priceline.com Inc. founder Jay Walker, alleges in the suits in Delaware federal court that Expedia and B&N have infringed the newly issued data patent by providing their online customers with substitute product offers using a method...
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