DataTern Sues BP, Others Over 2nd Database Patent

Law360, New York (February 17, 2010, 2:38 PM EST) -- DataTern Inc. has launched a new suit accusing BP America Inc., Allstate Insurance Co., Discover Financial Services Inc. and others of infringing a second patent related to database technology.

DataTern lodged its complaint Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleging that BP, Allstate, Discover, SunTrust Banks Inc., ConocoPhillips Co., Inc., HSN Inc., Halliburton Co. and various affiliates infringe U.S. Patent Number 6,101,502.

The suit comes on the heels of a suit DataTern filed in June alleging that the same...
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