WebMD, Others Hit With Suits Over Medical Tech Patent

Law360, Los Angeles (September 30, 2013, 3:50 PM ET) -- WebMD LLC and a host of other health information providers were hit Friday with lawsuits alleging their websites and mobile device applications infringed a patent covering a computer-based method and system for storing medical data.

Communications company Cogent Medicine Inc. filed six near-identical complaints in California federal court claiming the defendant companies infringed U.S. Patent Number 7,133,879 by creating and maintaining online services and corresponding mobile device applications for searching and accessing medical information. 

"Defendant's infringement of plaintiff's exclusive rights under the '879 patent will continue...
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Case Information

Case Title

Cogent Medicine Inc. v. Elsevier Inc

Case Number

3:13-cv-04479

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Maria-Elena James

Date Filed

September 27, 2013


Case Title

Cogent Medicine Inc. v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. et al

Case Number

3:13-cv-04486

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Richard Seeborg

Date Filed

September 27, 2013


Case Title

Cogent Medicine Inc. v. Skyscape.com, Inc. et al

Case Number

4:13-cv-04483

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Edward J. Davila

Date Filed

September 27, 2013


Case Title

Cogent Medicine Inc. v. Ebsco Industries Inc.

Case Number

5:13-cv-04480

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Howard R. Lloyd

Date Filed

September 27, 2013


Case Title

Cogent Medicine Inc. v. WebMD LLC

Case Number

5:13-cv-04481

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Paul Singh Grewal

Date Filed

September 27, 2013


Case Title

Cogent Medicine Inc. v. Ovid Technologies Inc. et al

Case Number

5:13-cv-04489

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Paul Singh Grewal

Date Filed

September 27, 2013

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