Apple Settles Internet Security Patent Suit

Law360, New York (October 28, 2011, 4:53 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. on Friday settled claims brought by Tallgrass Prairie Management LLC in Texas accusing the technology giant of infringing three Internet security technology patents.

U.S. District Judge David Folsom granted the parties' joint motion to dismiss, making Apple the first defendant to exit the suit, which also targets Microsoft Corp., Symantec Corp., WinMagic (USA) Inc. and Check Point Software Technologies Inc.

Details of the settlement were not disclosed, and representatives for Apple and Tallgrass could not be immediately reached for comment on Friday.

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