HP Drops Database Patent From Software Tree Spat

Law360, New York (February 22, 2010, 4:13 PM EST) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. has dropped counterclaims asserting one of its database patents in Software Tree LLC's suit accusing HP and others of infringing a patent related to a Java-based application server.

Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas approved a joint stipulation dismissing all claims of action related to HP-held U.S. Patent Number 5,907,846, allowing the parties to focus on Software Tree’s claims of infringement of U.S. Patent Number 6,163,776.

The judge ordered Software Tree and HP to bear their...
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