Amazon, Discovery End IP Battle Over Kindle, E-Commerce

By Megan Leonhardt (November 15, 2011, 3:29 PM EST) -- Inc. and the owner of the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet settled two separate patent infringement suits Monday over technology related to the Kindle and the companies' online shopping features.

Online retailer Amazon and Discovery Communications Inc. filed joint motions to dismiss patent infringement suits in Washington and Delaware federal courts with prejudice, after the two companies said they had reached a settlement agreement.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. 

Michael Jacobs of Morrison & Foerster LLP, counsel for Discovery and its affiliate Adrea LLC, said Tuesday that his clients were pleased with the settlement and looked forward to...

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