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Apple, TLI Comm Settle Claims In Photosharing Patent Row


TLI Communications LLC asked the Federal Circuit Friday to dismiss Apple Inc. from an appeal it filed after Apple won dismissal of a patent infringement suit brought by the Marathon Patent Group Inc. unit, saying the parties have reached an agreement.

In an unopposed motion filed with the appeals court, TLI said it has reached a settlement with Apple, while noting that matters concerning the remaining parties in the consolidated appeal — including Dropbox Inc. Shutterfly Inc., Snapchat Inc., Yelp Inc., Capital One Financial Corp. and others — have not been resolved.

Both TLI and Apple also filed a consent motion for dismissal in Virginia’s Eastern District Friday, saying the two parties have entered into a confidential settlement agreement. TLI asked the court to dismiss all claims against the tech giant with prejudice, while Apple asked for its counterclaims against TLI to be dismissed without prejudice.

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