Another Deal Reached In Dating Site Patent Spat

Law360, New York (March 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Roommate.com LLC has apparently settled a lawsuit in which the online roommate search service and numerous companies like it, including eHarmony.com Inc. and Match.com LLC, were accused of trampling a patent that covers a database management system.

Under a stipulation of dismissal signed Wednesday by Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, all claims brought by Data Match Enterprises of Texas LLC and all counterclaims brought by Roommate.com LLC were tossed with prejudice.

The terms of the deal...
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