Allstate, FedEx, Dell Sued Over Networking Patents

Law360, New York (March 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Software development company WebXchange Inc. has filed patent suits against Allstate Corp., Dell Inc. and FedEx Corp., claiming the companies’ Web sites and software systems infringe three patents.

The three complaints — one against each company — filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, target each companies’ shared or networked information systems, accessed through various Web sites. The suits allege that the systems and services infringe patents by making use of “real-time two-way distributed transactions.”

The three patents-in-suit were all invented...
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