Travelocity Dodges $20M IP Suit Over Hotel Map Display

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 5:07 PM EST) -- Travelocity.com LP was cleared of a Dutch company's $20 million claims that the trip-booking website's hotel database violated a patent for displaying search results graphically as the Federal Circuit on Wednesday unanimously affirmed a decision tossing the suit.

Without elaborating, a three-judge appellate panel upheld a Texas federal judge's determination that Travelocity's map display function was different from ICON Internet Competence Network BV's patented invention, dismissing ICON's argument that the lower court had misinterpreted its patent's claims.

"We are obviously disappointed in the outcome because we...
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