Nasdaq, CBOE Targeted In 2nd Blitz Of Suits Over Router IP

Law360, San Francisco (June 17, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT) -- Nasdaq OMX Group Inc., CBOE Holdings Inc., and eight other securities-trading firms were each hit with a lawsuit in Delaware federal court Friday accusing them of using technology that allegedly infringes a patent on multicast Internet routers, the second such round of lawsuits from a Virginia-based patent-leveraging company.

The suits, launched by Relay IP Inc., a subsidiary of patent-services firm Marathon Patent Group, claim the trading companies directly infringe U.S. Patent No. 5,331,637 by “distributing data and/or data feeds via distribution network(s), which practice multicast routing methods,...
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