Both Sides Win In Accenture-Guidewire Patent Fight

Law360, New York (October 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday handed down victories to consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Global Service GmbH and rival Guidewire Software Inc. in a dispute involving a patent for insurance claims processing software and allegations of anti-competitive behavior.

Judge Sue L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted partial motions to dismiss lawsuits filed over the development and marketing of insurance claims management technology.

Accenture filed a lawsuit in December claiming that San Mateo, Calif.-based Guidewire's Insurance Suite software infringed upon...
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