Foundry Fights Off Alleged ‘Patent Troll’ In Fed. Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (April 4, 2013, 10:11 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit affirmed a Michigan federal court’s decision on Thursday granting Foundry Networks LLC — now Brocade Communications Systems Inc. — summary judgment of patent invalidity against purported “patent troll” Chrimar Systems Inc., saying two asserted claims on its patent disclosing Power Over Ethernet technology were anticipated and obvious.

The appellate panel issued a one-page order affirming the 2012 decision in favor of Foundry handed down by U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn.

Chrimar accused Foundry in 2006 of infringing U.S. Patent No. 5,406,260 for a...
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