Bloomberg Law
July 12, 2016, 6:47 PM

Online Retailers Face Patent Suits Over Package Tracking

Bloomberg Law - Staff Reports

By Ellie Smith, Bloomberg BNA

Tapping into the surging growth in online shopping, a single company has sued over 150 companies in the past year, mostly over a popular e-commerce feature: the ability to click a link and track packages during shipping.

Shipping and Transit LLC, which is based in Florida, owns patents related to monitoring vehicles’ movement. It has filed infringement lawsuits against such popular electronic commerce businesses as Edible Arrangements LLC, Wayfair LLC and Shutterfly Inc., as well as against conventional businesses that offer online ordering as part of their enterprises, including Acer Inc., Lifetime Brands Inc. and ...

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