Cisco Escapes Atwater's Digital Network Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 2, 2010, 2:37 PM EDT) -- Atwater Partners of Texas LLC has dropped Cisco Systems Inc. and its affiliates from a suit accusing more than two dozen companies of infringing five digital network patents.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Friday approved a motion filed by Eric Findlay of Findlay Craft LLP, who represents Cisco, to dismiss claims against the networking giant.

Atwater agreed to the dismissal after Cisco promised not to initiate any declaratory judgment proceedings over the patents-in-suit, according to...
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