Judge Keeps TQP Encryption Patent Suit Alive

Law360, New York (April 30, 2010, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied a bid to throw out TQP Development LLC's infringement suit over two-way data encryption technology, shooting down eBay Inc.'s argument that the complaint needs to clarify how the various defendants' customers infringe the asserted patent.

TQP has alleged enough wrongdoing by the defendants and does not need specific allegations about their customers, Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled Thursday.

The opinion denied a dismissal motion from eBay and its subsidiaries. Those...
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