DataTern, United Strike Deal In Database Patent Spat

Law360, New York (January 7, 2010, 1:40 PM EST) -- United Air Lines Inc. has become the latest defendant to settle a suit brought by DataTern Inc. alleging infringement of a patent for database technology.

The parties lodged a joint motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday to dismiss United with prejudice from the case, citing a Dec. 16 settlement agreement.

The motion also brings an end to United's counterclaims challenging DataTern's patent and calls for both sides to pay their own fees.

Additional details were not disclosed, and...
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