Jackson Walker Attorneys Win Summary Judgment on Patent Infringement


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Jackson Walker won a major victory for our clients, Expedia Inc., Priceline.com Inc. and Travelocity.com Inc., when a Delaware judge granted summary judgment, concluding that no reasonable jury could find that they infringed on a patent owned by Plaintiff Cronos Technologies LLC.

On August 15, 2016, Chief U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark found that the defendants’ travel websites did not infringe Cronos’s Patent Number 5,664,110 describing a “remote ordering system.” Cronos originally brought three lawsuits against the online travel companies in 2013, alleging that their websites infringed its remote ordering patent and seeking in excess of $20 Million in damages.

Earlier this year, the defendants asked that the case be dismissed because none of the travel companies’ websites included the “item codes” required to infringe the patent.  Chief Judge Stark agreed, holding that “[n]o reasonable jury could find that Defendants’ accused systems infringe the asserted claims of the ‘110 patent because the search parameters identified by Plaintiff . . . are not item codes or identifying codes.”

Read more about the decision at Law360Travel Sites Don’t Infringe Cronos Patent, Judge Finds
Read more about the case at Law360Expedia, Travelocity Look to Pare Cronos Patent Suits

Expedia Inc., Priceline.com Inc., and Travelocity LP were represented by John Jackson, Bob Latham, Nate St. Clair, Matt Acosta, Chris Rourk and David Folsom.

Meet Our Team

For more than 18 years, John M. Jackson has represented a wide variety of clients in patent litigation and complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the country, and in the International Trade Commission. Chris Rourk is a Dallas intellectual property attorney with extensive experience handling high profile matters for clients, both those dealing with all aspects of intellectual property as well as corporate transactions, commercial litigation and other complex interdisciplinary matters. Nate St. Clair is an Intellectual Property litigator and counselor, and he counsels and represents clients in a wide range of Intellectual Property matters, with an emphasis on patent litigation, and patent portfolio licensing and management. Bob Latham has developed nationally recognized experience in the areas of media law and intellectual property litigation and chairs both practice areas at Jackson Walker. Matt Acosta is a Dallas trial lawyer recognized for his experience in intellectual property and patent litigation. David Folsom is a partner in Jackson Walker’s Litigation practice group and is significantly involved with the firm’s intellectual property litigation matters.