Forgent's Video Patent Survives Summary Judgment

Law360, New York (February 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A heavily litigated patent for video playback technology has survived a summary judgment motion in Forgent Networks Inc.’s ongoing infringement suit against several technology companies in the Eastern District of Texas.

The ruling was issued on Feb. 16 by District Judge Leonard Davis, who rejected allegations made by defendant Echostar Communications Corp. that Forgent’s patent was invalid due to indefiniteness.

Judge Davis, who included claims construction on several terms in the order, stated that the disputed claims in the Forgent patent are “not insolubly ambiguous and...
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