InTouch Technologies Settles Patent Suit

Santa Barbara-based InTouch Technologies, which develops robotic telepresence sysetms for the health care industry, revealed this morning that it has settled a legal dispute with HeadThere Inc. over the firm's patents. According to InTouch Technologies, HeadThere has agreed to cease its alleged infringing activities--including promotion and sale of its products in the US--and both companies will release each other from liability related to the litigation. InTouch has also granted HeadThere a limited license to its certain U.S. patents, for products to be sold outside the United States. Financial details of the settlement were not released. HeadThere was developing a video conferencing robot targeted at the health care industry. InTouch Technologies sued HeadThere in October of 2007 over the alleged patent infringement.