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Priceline.com Founder Sues Google Over Offers Service
Although Google Offers hasn’t formally launched yet, the service is already facing its first lawsuit.
Walker Digital, a private R&D lab that created and launched Priceline.com in the late 1990s, is suing Google for allegedly violating four of the company’s patents. The lawsuit, which asks the court for a jury trial, seeks unspecified damages and a permanent injunction.
Google Offers began taking sign-ups yesterday in three U.S. locales and technically hasn’t even launched yet. The Walker Digital lawsuit was filed in a US District Court last night.
Earlier this month, the company filed 15 similar suits against more than 100 defendants including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Groupon, Amazon, eBay and Apple. Walker Digital also sued Facebook last year over its “friending” technology, according to paidContent.
Here’s a copy of the newest suit against Google Offers, courtesy of the Gametime IP blog.