Amazon Settles Lawsuit Over Kindle Fire

Jan 05, 2012

According to court papers filed this week, Amazon has reportedly resolved its lawsuit with Smartphones Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corp., and the companies have asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit. According to an article on paidContent, no terms of the settlement are mentioned in the court filings, nor do they offer further explanation as to why the companies have ended the lawsuit.

The suit, filed in Texas shortly after Amazon's Kindle Fire's release in October, had alleged that the device violated four patents related to touchscreen technology. One was for a method of tapping an icon; another, obtained from now-defunct Palm, Inc., is for a "System And Method For Displaying And Manipulating Multiple Calendars On A Personal Digital Assistant."