Insurers Need Not Defend Dish In Katz Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 20, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has determined that Dish Network Corp. cannot rely on its insurers for defense against patent infringement claims brought by billionaire inventor Ronald A. Katz over an automated Dish telephone system.

Judge John Kane of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado on Friday determined that the Katz complaint does not allege the type of advertising injury that would trigger coverage under the policies and granted judgment in the dispute to Arch Specialty Insurance Co., Arrowood Indemnity Co., Travelers Indemnity Co. of...
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