Western Union, Allstate Let Out Of Data Security IP Suit

Law360, New York (May 13, 2010, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Patent-holding company TQP Development LLC has dropped Lincoln National Corp., the Western Union Co. and Allstate Corp. from a suit accusing a broad array of companies of infringing a patent covering a data encryption system.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday dismissed claims against the three defendants without prejudice at TQP's request. The companies had not yet filed answers or motions for summary judgment in the suit, which was filed March 10.

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