Amazon.com v. Cendant Corp.

404 F.Supp.2d 1256

AMAZON.COM and A.9.com, Inc., Plaintiffs, v. Cendant Corp; Trilegiant Corporation; Orbitz, LLC; Budget Rent A Car System, Inc., and Avis Rent A Car System, Inc., Defendants.

No. C05 1137RSM.

United States District Court, W.D. Washington, At Seattle.

December 13, 2005.

Case Details

This is a patent infringement case involving four software patents held by plaintiffs Amazon.com and A9.com, the assignee of one of the four patents at issue here. The plaintiffs allege patent infringement via the company websites of defendants Cendant Corporation and its subsidiaries Trilegiant, Orbitz, Budget Rent-a-Car (“Budget”), and Avis Rent-a-Car Systems (“Avis”).

The patents at issue in this case are:

(1) The 339′ Patent: directed to secure methods for transmitting credit card authorizations over a non-secure network

(2) The 141′ Patent: enables customers to post recommendations of products or services on the Internet

(3) The 079′ Patent: provides customers with a selection of shopping baskets from which they can choose a particular shipping method, delivery, or payment option

(4) The 609′ Patent: discloses use of a “browse graph” that helps on-line shoppers to navigate the Internet to reach goods and services in which they might be interested.

(5) The ‘370 Patent: discloses a method of making recommendations of goods and services to potential customers based on buying history of other customers.

Arguments

The motion to transfer is backed by the convenience of the parties, which Amazon states the Plaintiff should be given priority and interest of justice.

Summary and Conclusion

The Court grants the motion to transfer venues but denies the motion to dismiss.