HP, Dell Settle In Fenner Ethernet Switch Patent Suit

Law360, New York (May 7, 2010, 2:48 PM EDT) -- On the eve of a trial, defendants Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc. have reached a tentative settlement with Fenner Investments Ltd. in its infringement suit over patents for Ethernet switch technology.

Magistrate Judge John D. Love of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted the parties' request for a 30-day stay to finalize the terms of the settlement on Thursday, the same day jury selection had been scheduled to begin.

The companies did not provide additional details regarding the proposed settlement in...
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