Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday October 04, 2011

Patent Troll Is Suing Hotels For Offering Wi-Fi

If this isn't the biggest shakedown ever, I don't know what is. I also like how they are offering settlements for less than it costs to hire an attorney, so most small business owners will settle out of court. frown

Delaware company Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC is scaling up its patent litigation assault against businesses that offer wireless Internet to customers, filing six infringement lawsuits this month against individual branches of some of the country’s largest hotel chains. It’s a new tack for the company, which began filing patent claims in March against coffee shops and restaurant chains, including Caribou Coffee, Cosأ­ and Panera Bread Co., and department stores.