Barnes and Noble & Spring Design Patent Dispute Settled

Spring Design, a California based technology company, has proven nook-patent-disputevictorious in it’s patent battle against Barnes and Nobles that lasted a little over a year.  Spring Design released it’s competing e-reader exactly one day prior to the Nook launch, resulting in immediate litigation.  Under dispute was the employment of both a LCD and EPD (Electronic Paper Display) screen that both receive data from a single application.  Under the settlement deal, Barnes and Noble will have to license the API from Spring Design.