Rivals Head To Trial In Fiber Optics Tech Patent Feud

Law360, New York (October 28, 2009, 6:31 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Fiber Systems International Inc. can go to trial with claims against rival Applied Optical Systems Inc. for infringement of patents for fiber-optic cable connectors, although potential damages will be limited and the defendant will get a separate trial on allegations of antitrust violations.

In a bevy of rulings issued Monday, Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas paved the way for two trials in this battle between Fiber Systems and its competitor,...
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