Priceline Founder Sues More Than 100 Tech Companies

Jay Walker, the founder of priceline.com, who is now associated with a company called Walker Digital, has filed 15 patent infringement lawsuits against more than 100 defendants, including Microsoft, eBay, Amazon, Facebook, Walmart, Groupon, Apple, Sony and Google, reports paidContent.org. The suits are similar to patent claims filed last year by Paul Allen against Google, Apple and others. Walker charges that he should be paid royalties for online games, banking and payment systems and GPS navigation, among other technologies.


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