DealOn Sued Over Group Buying Technology

DealOn, the developer of white label group buying software which was acquired by Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal, has just been sued over patent infringement by group buying site Tippr. According to a court filing, KashLess, Inc., the parent firm of Tippr, has sued both DealOn LLC and BuyWithMe, Inc., another group buying site, over patents held by Kashless. Kashless owns a number of group buying patents it acquired from Paul Allen's Vulcan in February of last year. The suit was filed in the Washington Western District Court as Kashless, Inc. v. DealOn, LLC et al. ReachLocal announced its acquisition of New York-based DealOn on February 15th. DealOn provides a white labeled and co-branded deals platform, and an online exchange for trading deals with other deal sites.