Lycos Drops Appeal Of Netflix Noninfringement Ruling

Law360, New York (October 19, 2009, 7:43 PM EDT) -- One-time search engine giant Lycos Inc. has abandoned its challenge of a noninfringement ruling in favor of Netflix Inc. in a dispute over patents related to technology for collaborative filtering.

The company filed its appeal of the summary judgment ruling for Netflix and other adverse rulings in the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in September.

In an order Wednesday, the Federal Circuit dismissed the appeal, stating simply that the parties had agreed to do so.

A spokesperson for Netflix declined...
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