ATP and Avantext Settle patent-infringement Litigation

Aviation International News » April 2010
March 31, 2010, 5:58 AM

Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) and Avantext announced the amicable settlement of all federal litigation between them. As part of the settlement, Avantext has agreed to have a judgment entered that ATP’s patents are valid and enforceable.

In return, ATP has granted Avantext a non-exclusive license to ATP’s patent portfolio for an undisclosed sum of money.

In the lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of Texas, ATP alleged that
Avantext, Don Maxwell Aviation Services and Dyson Aviation were infringing on
a patent for which ATP claimed to have the rights.

ATP claimed Avantext infringes on ATP’s patent through the AD Basic Library, AD Small Aircraft Library, AD Large Aircraft Library and Complete AD Library and associated software. According to court records the allegation said, “Avantext
has actual or constructive knowledge of the patent but has continued to use, manufacture or sell the infringing products. Avantext has willfully, directly and contributory infringed the patent and has induced others to infringe said patent through its use, advertising, sales and marketing efforts.”

Maxwell and Dyson, FBOs located in Longview and Athens, Texas, respectively, were also alleged to have infringed on the patent by using or otherwise exploiting the infringing products.

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