The Accenture consulting firm in New York filed a lawsuit yesterday accusing Guidewire Software Inc. of patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets involved with Accenture claims management technology.

The company, in an action filed in the U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Del., said Guidewire infringed its patent protecting Accenture Claim Components Solution, an insurance claims management technology that Accenture licenses to the insurance industry.

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