Press Releases | 10/14/2014

Brooks Kushman Successfully Defends Patent Infringement Case for Domino’s Pizza in Landmark Patent Litigation Case

Team Contact: Thomas Cunningham , Frank Angileri

  • commercial-litigation

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Brooks Kushman patent litigators, Frank Angileri, Tom Cunningham, and Mark Jotanovic successfully defended Domino’s Pizza in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in a patent infringement case regarding the company`s store locator on its website.

In 2010, GeoTag Inc., a non-practicing entity (“NPE”) headquartered in Texas, filed suit against  Domino’s Pizza and over 500 other companies for patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,930,474, which is directed to an “Internet Organizer for Accessing Geographically and Topically Based Information.” Domino’s counterclaimed for non-infringement and patent invalidity.

All of the over 500 defendants, except Domino`s, settled, leaving Domino’s as the sole remaining defendant in Texas. Domino’s moved for summary judgment of non-infringement. The Court ruled in favor of Domino’s on summary judgment, finding that Domino’s did not infringe on five different grounds.

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