EchoStar Prevails Against Forgent In Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday upheld a jury verdict in favor of EchoStar Communications Corp., ruling that Forgent Network Inc.’s video conference patent is not valid.

Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas denied Forgent’s request for a new trial and ordered the company to pay EchoStar, the parent company of the DISH satellite TV service, $90,000 in attorneys' fees and court costs.

Forgent filed the suit against EchoStar in July 2005, in an effort to get the second-largest...
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