Sears, RadioShack, Others Sued Over Software IP

Law360, San Diego (June 3, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT) -- Sears Holdings Corp., RadioShack Corp. and other retailers on Thursday were accused in Illinois and Texas federal courts of violating a patent-holding company’s two software patents.

Hewitt, Texas-based Select Retrieval LLC sued 24 defendants, claiming they have infringed U.S. Patent Number 5,953,724, which covers a global database library data structure for hierarchical graphical listing computer software, and U.S. Patent Number 6,128,617, which relates to data display software with actions and links integrated with information.

The suits allege that without license or authorization, the retailers made and...
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