Groupon Hit With IP Suit Amid Google Merger Rumors

Law360, New York (December 3, 2010, 3:33 PM EST) -- As rumors swirl of a massive $6 billion deal between Google Inc. and Groupon Inc., the daily coupon company is facing litigation alleging that it infringes four patents obtained by a rival.

The plaintiff, eWinWin Inc., launched its suit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, saying Groupon should pay a reasonable royalty and other damages for the illicit operation of its website,

Groupon claims to have saved nearly $800 million for its customers through purchases of “daily deals,” a...
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