Dr. Pepper, Staples Hit With Procurement Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 17, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT) -- E-Lynxx Corp., a company that specializes in procurement, has launched a lawsuit against Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc., Staples Inc. and others for allegedly infringing a patent related to a computer-based electronic procurement system.

The lawsuit was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The other defendants are Innerworkings Inc., Rent-A-Center Inc., Taylor Corp., Workflow Solutions LLC and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.

The patent, titled “System and method for competitive pricing and procurement of customized goods and services,” is...
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