Intel Prevails In Data Transmission IP Spat, Fed. Circ. Says

Law360, Washington (December 17, 2012, 4:59 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed Intel Corp.'s win in a network data transmission patent dispute with Negotiated Data Solutions LLC, ruling that the reissued patents fall under a cross-licensing agreement between the technology giant and N-Data's predecessor.

The three-judge panel determined that the 1976 cross-licensing agreement between National Semiconductor Corp. and Intel didn't contain language barring reissued patents from falling under the agreement's jurisdiction, nixing N-Data's infringement claims against the company.

“To interpret the agreement otherwise would allow the unilateral act of the licensor to...
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