New Trial Granted In Elan, Avago Mouse Patent Suit

Law360, New York (September 24, 2009, 3:14 PM EDT) -- A federal judge's botched claim construction has led to a new trial in Avago Technologies Ltd.'s long-running patent case against Elan Microelectronics Corp. over optical mouse sensor technology.

Judge James Ware of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the new trial Wednesday, overturning a May jury verdict in favor of Elan.

During trial, the court permitted unsettled claim construction to stand and misleading diagrams that made the trial unfair for both sides, Judge Ware said.

Judge Ware denied a motion for...
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