Blue Calypso believes that Groupon, IZEA, Foursquare, MyLikes and Yelp are infringing two of its US patents, 7,664,516 and 8,155,679, which cover peer-to-peer advertising.
A Markman hearing was recently scheduled for August 27, 2013 in Blue Calypso’s suit filed against LivingSocial. “We are pleased that we have established additional scheduling dates for moving forward in the enforcement of our patents,” commented Bill Ogle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Calypso. “We are confident that these Claim Construction Hearings will lead to full jury trials in 2014.”
Blue Calypso’s patent portfolio covers the foundation of its core products and services and includes three additional pending patents. As a technology innovator, Blue Calypso is continuously developing new ideas and initiatives, which it hopes will lead to future patented technologies, centered on social advertising and mobile content syndication and analytics.
Blue Calypso has retained global leaders in patent protection and litigation for its claims. Fish & Richardson P.C. represents the Company in its claims against Groupon, Foursquare, Yelp, IZEA and MyLikes. Farney Daniels P.C. represents the Company in its claim against LivingSocial.