Lucent, Dell Clash Over Circuit's Seagate Ruling

Law360, New York (December 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Dell USA LP and Alcatel-Lucent are putting the Federal Circuit's recent Seagate decision regarding willful infringement to the test in a dispute over whether a lack of attorney opinion by Lucent may be included in a trial over online sales technology.

Lucent has filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas which seeks to prohibit Dell from mentioning that Lucent never obtained an opinion of counsel regarding whether the patents-in-suit were invalid, not infringed or otherwise unenforceable. Dell opposed the...
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