7 announced that it has filed a second patent infringement lawsuit against LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN). Both cases are pending before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. In June 2015, 7 filed a complaint alleging that LivePerson’s products and services infringe four patents.
In the complaint filed, 7 asserts infringement of eight additional patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 6,205,209; 6,798,876; 7,027,586; 7,751,552; 6,970,553; 6,975,719; 7,245,715; and 7,215,757) by LivePerson’s products and services. In both complaints, 7 seeks damages and an injunction.
7 owns patents covering innovations in the fields of customer engagement, prediction, and data analytics and continues to innovate and expand the portfolio of patents protecting 7’s business. “At 7 we compete through innovation,” said PV Kannan, 7’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “We continually invest in the development of our platform, our intellectual property and our proprietary technology and we must protect that investment, as it is critical to our position in the marketplace.”