Discount Tire Avoids IP Suit Over Online Store Locator Patent

Law360, Washington (October 29, 2013, 7:56 PM EDT) -- GeoTag Inc. has dropped its patent infringement suit against Discount Tire Co. in Arizona federal court after one of its technical counsel was diagnosed with cancer, marking the latest end in the company’s sprawling litigation over a technology patent, the companies said in a Monday filing.

U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton granted the motion to dismiss after a joint stipulation between the parties was filed on Monday.

The stipulation says that one of its technical counsel, “who oversees the technical analysis of the accused instrumentalities,”...
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