Paul Allen's Patent-Licensing Firm Dealt Blow in IP Lawsuit
A federal district court judge Friday dismissed Interval's patent infringement lawsuit filed against Google (GOOG), the search giant's YouTube, Apple (AAPL), Yahoo (YHOO), Facebook, eBay (EBAY), Netflix (NFLX), OfficeMax, Staples, Office Depot and AOL (AOL) [publisher of DailyFinance], according to a Wall Street Journalreport.
Interval, however, has until Dec. 28 to file an amended complaint to address the issues the judge cited. Allen's firm reportedly plans to do just that.
Interval, which filed the lawsuit in August, had operated under a 10-year $100 million commitment from Allen, before disbanding. The four patents cited in the lawsuit were not developed by Allen, but rather by members of the Interval lab.