Aloft Seeks To Drop Google From IM Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 17, 2009, 12:42 PM EDT) -- Patent-holding company Aloft Media LLC has asked to drop its claims against lone remaining defendant Google Inc. in a patent infringement suit over online instant messaging technology, on the heels of a settlement with Yahoo Inc.

Aloft filed a motion Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas asking to dismiss its case against Google, stating that it did not wish to continue with the suit and that dismissal would not be prejudicial to Google.

The plaintiff also filed a covenant not...
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