Promethean, EInstruction Settle Patent Suits, 337 Probe

Law360, New York (January 7, 2011, 1:47 PM EST) -- Educational technology rivals eInstruction Corp. and Promethean Inc. have hashed out a settlement resolving a U.S. International Trade Commission investigation and three related lawsuits over eInstruction’s patent for an interactive teaching system.

On Tuesday, eInstruction asked the ITC to terminate its Section 337 proceeding into whether Promethean’s computerized teaching system incorporates eInstruction’s technology, citing a sweeping settlement that also ends eInstruction’s infringement action and two countersuits by Promethean.

Further details on the deal were not immediately available Friday. A spokesman for eInstruction declined to comment on...
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