ING Resolves TQP Data Encryption Patent Suit

Law360, New York (October 5, 2009, 12:59 PM EDT) -- TQP Development LLC has dropped ING Groep NV from an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit accusing a slew of major companies — including Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. MetLife Inc., Apple Inc. and eBay Inc. — of infringing its online encrypted data transmission method.

A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas dismissed ING without prejudice from the suit on Thursday, following the parties’ joint motion for dismissal filed the day before.

Attorneys for ING and TQP could not immediately be reached to elaborate...
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