NextCard Prevails Over Chat Co. In Tech Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court has tossed a declaratory judgment suit brought by Internet chat company LivePerson Inc. against patent-holding companies NextCard LLC and Marshall Credit Strategies over the validity of an online credit-card application technology patent, ruling that the court lacked jurisdiction.

In an order handed down Friday, Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted NextCard and MCS' motion to dismiss LivePerson's suit. The judge found the court lacked personal jurisdiction over the two patent-holding companies, which are based...
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