IP Suit Between Car Sale Sites Has Empty Tank: Judge

Law360, New York (February 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Finding that no actual controversy exists in a declaratory judgment suit between rival car-buying Web sites Autobytel Inc. and Edmunds.com Inc. over a patent that covers a method of notifying customers of purchase requests, a federal judge has granted Autobytel's motion to dismiss the case.

Judge Sue L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware signed an order Feb. 20 granting Autobytel's motion to dismiss due to lack of subject matter jurisdiction and terminating the case.

Edmunds lodged the declaratory judgment suit...
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