FotoMedia, Alltel Settle Photo-Sharing Patent Spat

Law360, New York (December 16, 2009, 1:13 PM EST) -- Alltel Communications Inc. has become the latest to resolve FotoMedia Technologies LLC's litigation accusing a slew of companies of infringing three patents covering an online process that allows users to upload and share photos.

FotoMedia and Alltel informed the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday that they had reached a settlement in principle and asked the court to stay all deadlines and discovery in the case pending their filing of a stipulation of dismissal.

The parties said in their joint notice...
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