April 14, 2011 - Walker Digital, LLC - whose Chairman, Jay Walker, founded priceline.com in the 1990s - announced in a press release that it has filed 15 lawsuits against more than 100 defendants, including big names such as Google, Groupon, Sony, Apple, Walmart, Microsoft, eBay, Amazon and Facebook.
The lawsuits cover widely-varied aspects of technology. One concerns mapping technology and was filed against Apple, Google, TomTom, Samsung, Microsoft and others.
In another suit targeting "daily deal" sites where the buyer purchases products or services from the deal-a-day site and takes possession of them directly from the retailer, Walker sued Groupon, Livingsocial and its parent company Amazon, and smaller sites such as BuyWithMe and others.
“A number of great companies can trace their genesis to technology that was first developed at Walker Digital in the mid-to-late 1990s," commented Walker. "We are proud of our inventions and the number of innovative businesses and activities founded on these inventions. These businesses have not only changed the way people around the world live, work, travel and interact socially and commercially, but also have given rise to numerous American jobs.”