Noblewood IP LLC Agrees to Unilaterally Dismiss Its Infringement Claims Against Rothwell Figg Client The New York Times
Noblewood IP LLC (“Noblewood”) voluntarily dismissed its claims against The New York Times (“the Times”) relating to the alleged infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,941,553 (“the ’553 patent”). The ’553 patent is directed to manipulating and providing information for delivering video data and metafiles. Noblewood filed suit in the Southern District of New York accusing the Times of infringing at least claim 1 of the ’553 patent in its delivery of video content. The Times informed Noblewood that it did not infringe the asserted claim under any plausible construction of the asserted claims, and, for at least that reason, did not require a license to the ’553 patent. The Times filed a pre-motion letter explaining the basis for its Rule 12 motion to dismiss based on the invalidity of the ’553 patent pursuant to 35 U.S.C. §101. Rather than responding to the Times’ letter on the merits, Noblewood unilaterally dismissed all of its claims pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(i).
The Times was represented in this case by Rothwell Figg attorneys Steven Lieberman, Sharon Davis, and Kristen Logan.