ICR Closes Book On Patent Spat Against Sony

Law360, New York (July 27, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT) -- Illinois Computer Research LLC has dropped its intellectual property suit against Sony Electronics Inc. over an electronic book patent ICR bought from a former Fish & Richardson PC partner at the center of a legal firestorm over his intellectual property portfolio.

On Friday, ICR filed a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, opting to toss its claims against Sony.

ICR brought the suit in December 2008, accusing Sony, along with Harpo Productions Inc., of infringing several...
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