Facebook Exits Interactive Gaming Ad Patent Suit

Law360, New York (April 16, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. has become the latest defendant to be dismissed from patent-holding company Beneficial Innovations Inc.'s infringement suit over online gaming systems that contain an interactive advertising component.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas signed off Friday on a joint motion to dismiss claims between the companies, saying each side would bear its own litigation costs.

It was unclear from court filings what, if any, terms for the dismissal were negotiated between the parties. Attorneys for the...
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