5th Circ. Affirms Win For AT&T Unit In IP Contract Spat

Law360, New York (September 20, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a decision to let AT&T Inc. unit Ingenio Inc. off the hook for alleged breach of a patent licensing agreement over anonymous voice communication technology, but asked the lower court to determine if the defendant owes royalties for the period before it terminated the deal.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the summary judgment victory for Ingenio on Friday, agreeing that the company's August 2004 termination of a licensing agreement with patent...
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