Alcatel Calls OFS/Fitel Patent Lawsuit "Baseless"

Law360, New York (November 3, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Alcatel filed a response in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, denying the infringement of a patent alleged in a complaint brought by OFS/Fitel, the company said in a statement.

On Wednesday, OFS parent company Fitel USA filed a lawsuit alleging patent infringement. The dispute concerns optical fibers adapted for operation in "metro" systems utilizing dual bands including wavelength-division multiplexing capabilities in each band, and to wavelength-division multiplexing optical communications systems that utilize this type of optical fiber.

OFS said it...
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