AmEx, Costco Latest Targets Of Browser Patent Holder

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 12:13 PM EDT) -- EMG Technology LLC added two defendants Friday to its ongoing crusade to protect a wireless Internet browsing patent previously asserted against Google Inc. and others, launching new lawsuits against American Express Co. and Costco Wholesale Corp. in Texas federal court.

Los Angeles real estate developer Elliot A. Gottfurcht-owned EMG said in twin lawsuits that both AmEx and Costco, which offer their services through mobile websites specifically formatted for use on mobile devices, are infringing EMG's patented mobile browser navigation method.

Both defendants, “by making, using, selling,...
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