Telcordia Wins $6.5M Jury Verdict

Law360, New York (May 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A jury has ordered Cisco Systems Inc. to pay $6.5 million to Telcordia Technologies Inc., the former research division of the Bell telephone companies, for infringing two of its technology patents.

The jury ruled last week that Cisco had willfully infringed one patent for an optical networking system that transmits data and another patent for a card that runs Asynchronous Transfer Mode technology.

The jury also rejected Cisco’s argument that three Telcordia patents were both invalid and unenforceable.

Although Telcordia originally sought $74.5 million in the...
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