Latest court documents show that Ripple is responding to a patent infringement lawsuit initiated by North Carolina Cooperative Entertainment. The judge is required to dismiss the plaintiff's allegations of infringement. Ripple states that Cooperative Entertainment failed to provide sufficient evidence to support its lawsuit and that Ripple infringed the patent. A hearing on the case is currently scheduled for February 13 in San Francisco. It is reported that Cooperative Entertainment has accused Ripple and XRP of patent infringement. Its mentioned patent describes a node-based network designed to support peer-to-peer content distribution.