Fiber-Optics Cos. ADC, AFL End Cable Patent Fight

Law360, New York (July 30, 2010, 1:53 PM EDT) -- ADC Telecommunications Inc. has settled a suit alleging rival fiber-optics giant AFL Telecommunications LLC infringed four of its cable patents, striking a deal that requires AFL to license patents related to ADC's fiber-to-the-premises technology.

Judge Donovan W. Frank of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota dismissed the suit Wednesday, citing a stipulated dismissal filed by Timothy A. Lindquist of Carlson Caspers Vandenburgh & Lindquist PA on behalf of ADC and Carl J. Pellegrini of Sughrue Mion PLLC on behalf of AFL.

The judge...
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