DataTern, Chevron Settle Database Patent Spat

Law360, New York (February 16, 2010, 12:13 PM EST) -- DataTern Inc. has reached a settlement with Chevron USA Inc., releasing the oil giant from an infringement suit against more than a dozen companies over a patent related to database access systems.

DataTern filed a stipulated motion to dismiss Chevron with prejudice Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and Chevron filed a similar motion Monday saying it would drop its counterclaims against the patent holder.

Both motions indicated that DataTern and Chevron signed a settlement agreement on Feb. 10, although...
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