Brinks Hofer Exits Suit Over Patent Renewal System

Law360, New York (November 1, 2010, 2:37 PM EDT) -- Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione PC has been dropped from a suit claiming law firms and others infringed WhitServe LLC's patents by using a rival's system that notifies users about patent renewal deadlines.

Judge Roger W. Titus of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland signed off on WhitServe's voluntary dismissal order Friday.

Neither Brinks Hofer nor counsel for WhitServe could be reached for comment.

In June, WhitServe sued several law firms — including Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aranoff LLP, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP,...
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