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Grace+Grace LLP Celebrates Dismissal of Internet Brands Litigations


February 27, 2013

Los Angeles, California


Grace+Grace LLP, a Southern California law firm of intellectual property trial attorneys, has secured an important victory for its clients XenForo Limited and founders Ashley Busby, Kier Darby, and Michael Sullivan in their long-running dispute with Internet Brands, Inc. and its vBulletin software subsidiaries.    


After more than two years of litigation before a Los Angeles federal court and the English High Court of Justice in London, England, the parties have reached a confidential settlement agreement dismissing all of vBulletin Solutions, Inc.’s and Jelsoft Enterprises Limited’s claims.


Lead trial attorney, Michael Grace, stated, “We are pleased that the last litigation cloud has been lifted, so that XenForo can focus all of its resources on enhancing the features and functions of XenForo software.  The Internet Brands litigations failed because of XenForo’s loyal customers, who supported XenForo’s dedicated, independent software development efforts over the past three years.”


Mr. Grace continued, “Today is a victory for competition in the marketplace.  We’re delighted to have helped a small company like XenForo successfully defend itself and remain independent.  The talented developers created XenForo software from scratch and have earned the chance to sell their software in the marketplace without further threats or false allegations.  We believe that XenForo has a very bright future.”


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