Judge Dismisses TQP Encryption Cases, Refuses to Enforce Settlement Agreements
- July 24, 2014
District Judge William Bryson dismissed two consolidated TQP Development suits against Hertz, Intuit, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yelp, and refused to enforce settlement agreements TQP signed with the companies. TQP filed suit against Intuit in April 2012, alleging the company’s websites infringed a patent related to data encryption (5,412,730); a year later, the litigation was designated as lead case in a group of seven consolidated actions that included TQP’s suit against Hertz (2:12cv00180). A second group of similar cases involving more than 20 defendants was consolidated in July 2013 and included LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yelp (2:13cv00219).