Billionaire Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft Corp., filed suit Friday in federal court against 11 Internet search and e-commerce companies, including Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., alleging that they’re using technology developed at his now-shuttered Palo Alto, Calif., laboratory, Interval Research Corp.

The suit was filed by Allen’s company, Interval Licensing, in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington. Interval Licensing is represented by Susman Godfrey and Heim Payne & Chorush.