Escapes Database Access IP Suit

Law360, New York (August 19, 2011, 8:13 PM EDT) -- LP on Friday won dismissal of a suit in Illinois federal court by intellectual property holder Civix-DDI LLC alleging the online hotel booking tool infringed two database access-related patents.

U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve granted's motion for summary judgment, concluding that the company had not infringed U.S. Patent Numbers 6,385,622 and 6,415,291, which relate to the location-based searches the site's users make when booking hotel rooms.

Relying on the Federal Circuit's January decision in Centillion Data Systems LLC v. Qwest Communications International...
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