Judge Sends Northwest, Eon-Net To Mediation

Law360, New York (January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Despite protests from Northwest Airlines Inc., a federal judge has ordered the airline and a patent-holding company to resolve their infringement suit over an information processing methodology patent with a court-appointed mediator.

On Wednesday Judge Roanne L. Mann of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued an order that the parties continue the proceedings with a court-appointed mediator, following a letter of protest from Northwest Airlines.

Northwest sent a letter on to the judge on Friday asking him to reconsider his...
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