IBM Strikes Licensing Deal To End BackWeb Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 2:32 PM EST) -- IBM Corp. has agreed to license three software sharing and networking patents from BackWeb Technologies Ltd. as part of a settlement to end an infringement suit in California federal court, BackWeb said Monday.

The settlement resolves a dispute over patents that IBM allegedly infringed with its Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Software, which allows computers to share software over a network without serious disruptions to the network's bandwidth, according to BackWeb's suit, filed in 2010.

The two sides reached an agreement and moved to dismiss the case...
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