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Fish & Richardson Wins Summary Judgment For Travelocity In Texas Patent Infringement Lawsuit













DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys from the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson have won a take-nothing summary judgment for firm client Travelocity after successfully defending the popular online travel company against patent infringement claims filed by ICON Internet Competence Network B.V.

Attorney Tom Melsheimer, managing principal of Fish's Dallas office, led the successful defense of Travelocity along with fellow Fish principal Neil McNabnay.

Southlake, Texas-based Travelocity was sued by ICON on May 27, 2011, based on infringement claims related to U.S. Patent No. 6,002,853 (the '853 patent). The Netherlands-based ICON claimed Travelocity had infringed the '853 patent through the company's searchable online database of available rooms in hotels across the U.S. During the course of the litigation, ICON sought upwards of $20 million in damages.

With the trial's scheduled start date less than a month away, ICON's claims were dismissed and the company was awarded nothing. In the final judgment signed Feb. 22, 2013, by Judge Reed O'Connor in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Travelocity was cleared of the patent infringement claims and no damages were awarded against the company.

Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property (IP). Founded in 1878, Fish's early clients included Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers. The firm has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and commercial litigation. Fish is consistently singled out for its superior technical expertise and great results, and has been named the top patent litigation firm in the country for nine consecutive years, the number one IP firm for America's biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice. For more information, visit www.fr.com or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

For more information on the summary judgment, please contact Bruce Vincent at 800-559-4534 or bruce@androvett.com .

SOURCE Fish & Richardson

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