Comcast, HBO, Dropbox Caught In Mobile App Patent Blitz
By Jeremy Heallen
Law360, Houston (September 13, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT) -- Comcast Corp., Home Box Office Inc., Dropbox Inc. and eight others were hit with patent infringement suits Thursday in Texas federal court by MacroSolve Inc., which claims in its latest wave of suits that the companies’ mobile apps steal its data management technology.
The mobile app consulting company says that Comcast, HBO and Dropbox have incorporated technology in their respective mobile phone apps that infringes U.S. Patent Number 7,822,816, which covers a system and method for data management. The suits also target Wyndham Hotel Group LLC,...