Federal Circuit Tosses Network Appliance's Appeal

Law360, New York (October 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has dismissed infringement claims filed by Network Appliance Inc. against a smaller rival, derailing the data-management firm’s legal campaign three years after it bought the patents at auction.

Without issuing an opinion, the Federal Circuit dismissed the company's claims against file-server company BlueArc Corp. on Oct. 27, affirming a decision from last summer by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Network Appliance’s complaint, penned by its lawyers at Howrey Simon Arnold & White...
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