Fed. Circ. Nixes Alleged Patent Troll's Suit V. Cisco

Law360, New York (October 8, 2010, 6:44 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a patent infringement suit against Cisco Systems Inc. over Voice over Internet Protocol technology, agreeing that an employment pact assigned the asserted patent to a third party.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a Dec. 30 decision by Judge David Folsom of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to dismiss ESN LLC's suit on the grounds that the rights to the patent-in-suit had been assigned to a third...
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