TechRadium, based out of Sugar Land, Texas, filed a patent infringement complaint this Tuesday against Twitter, Inc., the company that owns the insanely popular micro-blogging/social networking site that allows users to relay short bursts of information, aka “Tweets”, in 140 characters or less.
“In its complaint against Twitter, TechRadium alleges Twitter infringes upon those patents by offering for sale and use TechRadium’s patented technology without licenses to do so.”
“Also in its complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston, TechRadium seeks economic damages and a permanent injunction barring Twitter from infringing on its patents.”
TechRadium initiated the complaint after they learned that Twitter was going to be used by municipal governments for public emergency alerts. TechRadium markets it’s technologies to municipal governments for emergency alerts, and they patented that technology.
TechRadium is also involved in another patent litigation filed against Washington, D.C.-based Blackboard Inc., which makes software for school districts to communicate with students parents.
The firm that represents TechRadium was focusing on this litigation, a focus that delayed the Twitter allegations until Tuesday.
Check out the full story here: Twitter Sued on Patent Infringement Allegations
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