Ericsson Dropped From Videoconferencing Patent Suit

Law360, New York (July 9, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT) -- Teleconference Systems LLC has dismissed Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson Inc. from a patent lawsuit involving multisubscriber videoconferencing systems.

Judge Jeffrey White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed Ericsson without prejudice on Thursday, making it the first defendant to exit the lawsuit.

An attorney for the Teleconference Systems, a unit of Acacia Research Corp., declined to comment on whether the dismissal is tied to a settlement. Ericsson could not be reached for comment.

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