Feb. 25, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys from the
Fish & Richardson
have won a take-nothing summary judgment for firm client
after successfully defending the popular online travel company against patent infringement claims filed by ICON Internet Competence Network B.V.
, managing principal of Fish's
office, led the successful defense of Travelocity along with fellow Fish principal
-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).
-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
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
, 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
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
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