Embattled Online Patent Asserted Against 16 Cos.

Law360, New York (December 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A patent-holding company that endured a seven-year re-examination process to affirm an allegedly crucial downloading patent for Web sites has now emerged from its legal hibernation to assert infringement claims against 16 companies.

Illinois-based Global Patent Holdings LLC filed its most recent suit asserting the patent on Wednesday in a Florida federal court against seven Florida-based companies, including ADT Security Services, Inc., AutoNation Inc., and MovieTickets.com. Those companies join a wide array of others – ranging from Motorola Inc. and Kraft Foods Inc., to OfficeMax Inc....
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