Light called the action “round two of the claims patent war,” adding that, “in a sense, a second version of Accenture’s 2007 suit which made broadly similar allegations. That 2007 suit and Guidewire's countersuit were both dismissed in 2008.”
According to Accenture, the patent-claim elements of Accenture’s 2007 lawsuit were never dismissed. Guidewire moved to dismiss the trade-secret allegation, and a judge granted dismissal with “leave to amend.” But, when Accenture amended and restated the trade-secret allegation, Guidewire did not move to dismiss. Therefore, the 2007 suit—both patent and trade-secret infringement allegations—is still pending and set for trial.
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