AOL, GoDaddy, Earthlink Hit With Patent Suits Over Email

Law360, New York (November 2, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT) -- Ziplink Inc. sued Earthlink Inc., AOL Inc. and GoDaddy.com Inc. in Connecticut federal court on Thursday, accusing the three Web companies of violating two patents covering electronic communication technology.

In three separate suits, Hartford, Conn.-based Ziplink alleged that email services offered by Earthlink, AOL and GoDaddy infringed on two patents. The patents, both titled, "Apparatus and methods for controlling the transmission of messages," relate the technology used to send outbound messages, including emails, the patent applications said.

"Upon information and belief, [defendant] has made, used, offered to...
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