NPE Sues Samsung, Walmart, Target With Ex-Yahoo Patents

Law360 (February 2, 2021, 6:40 PM EST) -- An Acacia Research Corp. unit has accused Samsung, Target, Walmart, Workday and French music streaming service Deezer of infringing patents once owned by Yahoo in a litigation blitz in the Eastern District of Texas.

R2 Solutions LLC filed a quintet of lawsuits on Friday, claiming that the companies infringed various combinations of seven patents related to search queries and database processing.

The nonpracticing entity last year acquired more than 2,500 patents from Excalibur IP, which is a portfolio that Yahoo spun off before being sold to Verizon, according to an Acacia statement from May. Yahoo had obtained these patents between 2006...

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