Monday, February 18, 2013

Delhaize America Hit with Patent Suit over Automated Refill System

Plaintiff: CompuFill

Defendant: Delhaize America

Delhaize America is being hit by CompuFill with patent infringement case (1:13-cv-00041) on Feb 14th in North Carolina District Court. Delhaize America through its subsidiaries operates retail food supermarkets in the eastern United States. The company’s supermarkets sell various grocery, produce, meat, dairy, seafood, frozen food, and deli-bakery products, as well as non-food items, such as health and beauty care products, prescription medicines, and other household and personal products. 

Patent-in-suit includes US6728684 (On-Line Pharmacy Automated Refill System) and it is currently assigned[i] to CompuFill (Source: Maxval’s Assignment Database). The patent relates to the field of refilling patient prescriptions using telephone and computer equipment even if patient databank computer interactive communications are unavailable.

The complaint says that defendant infringes the above patent through the automated system for requesting prescription refills. It also says that the methods for processing requests for prescription refills is covered by the claims of the ‘684 patent. 

The plaintiff has filed other infringement suits (1:13-cv-00041, 3:13-cv-00096) on the same day asserting the same patent on substantially the same product. If you are interested in knowing more about the cases, please contact us. To get alerts on cases filed, subscribe to our Litigation Alerts

Has this patent been litigated? Use our free tool or download our free Android app on Google Play.

[i] MaxVal offers Patent Assignment Alert service where subscribers receive email alerts when assignments relating to target applications, patents or entities of interest are recorded.

No comments:

Post a Comment