Suit Says eHarmony, Others Breached Patent

Law360, New York (October 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of Internet-based dating services, including eHarmony.com Inc., has been targeted in a lawsuit that accuses them of trampling a patent that covers a database management system.

Data Match Enterprises of Texas LLC launched a lawsuit against eHarmony.com, Friendfinder Network Inc., Date.com Inc. and Singlesnet Inc. on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The lawsuit claims that the four online companies infringed on its U.S. Patent Number 5,623,660, titled “System for regulating access to data base for purposes of...
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