Droplets Wants Web Patent Suits Combined In Texas MDL

Law360, Dallas (November 29, 2012, 8:11 PM EST) -- Software developer Droplets Inc. told the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Thursday that patent infringement cases it has brought against 19 high-profile online retailers, brokerage firms and Web developers should be consolidated in the Northern District of Texas.

Droplets filed six lawsuits this year in three venues against the companies, including Apple Inc., eBay Inc. and E-Trade Financial Corp., alleging their websites incorporate technology that violates its U.S. Patent Nos. 6,687,745 and 7,502,838, which cover technology allowing access to graphic user interfaces over both...
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