Law360, New York (April 24, 2017, 3:07 PM EDT) — A California ride-hailing company on Friday separately sued Uber and Lyft in California federal court for allegedly infringing its patent for a computer-based method of calling and dispatching drivers, which it says covers much of what the two other companies offer via their apps.

Hailo Technologies LLC said in its nearly identical five-page complaints that Uber and Lyft have infringed U.S. Patent No. 5,973,619, which covers an automated vehicle dispatch and payment system. The patent was issued in October 1999 and Hailo, which does business as…..

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