CVS, Rite Aid Settle Walgreens' Mobile Refill Patent Suit

Law360, New York (November 25, 2014, 9:59 PM EST) -- Retail pharmacy giants CVS Caremark Co. and Rite Aid Corp. have settled Walgreen Co.’s claims that its rivals were infringing its patent for refilling prescriptions using a mobile device, with CVS agreeing to an injunction against using the technology, according to documents filed Tuesday.

According to Walgreens, CVS' and Rite Aid’s apps for mobile devices, offered on the iPhone and Android platforms, infringe U.S. Patent Number 8,626,530, titled “System and method for express refill.”

In a consent judgment entered Tuesday, CVS said it had released new iPhone and Android apps as of the end of July and was no longer making...

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