Twitter Can't Duck Infringement Suit Over Encryption Patent

Law360, Los Angeles (August 16, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge Friday rejected Twitter Inc.’s bid to dismiss a suit alleging it infringed on a patent for data encryption and storage, agreeing with a magistrate judge that Twitter was being overly technical in objecting to the suit's use of present-tense in alleging infringement of an expired patent.

TQP Development LLC alleges that Twitter copped its patented data encryption technology, which allows Twitter users to communicate with Twitter’s server and one another with encrypted blocks of information, according to the complaint filed in August...
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