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Judge Dismisses Patent Suit Over Ticket Reservation System

Law360, New York (February 27, 2015, 1:51 PM EST) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Thursday granted Vivid Seats Ltd.'s motion for judgment on the pleadings in a suit accusing it of infringing a patent for a reservation system that controls inventory, citing recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent.

U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan said that Robert Mankes failed to sufficiently allege that Vivid Seat directly infringed or induced infringement of U.S. Patent Number 6,477,503, citing the Supreme Court’s June decision in Limelight Networks Inc. v. Akamai Technologies Inc. et al., which ruled that induced infringement can be found only when one party performs every step of a patent....

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North Carolina Eastern

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October 14, 2013

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