The Importance Of Lincoln V. Transamerica

Law360, New York (April 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An Iowa jury recently found that Transamerica Life Insurance Company has infringed a patent owned by Lincoln National Life Insurance Company related to the administration of variable annuities.

The resolution of this case through the appeals process could have significant effects on the variable annuity industry and on the law of “business method” patents.

An Important Case for the Variable Annuity Industry

Lincoln’s Patents

Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, a member of the Lincoln Financial Group from Fort Wayne, Ind., owns three patents related to the...
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