11 Cellular Cos. Dismissed From Minerva Patent Suit

Law360, New York (January 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Just one day after a slew of cellular phone companies lashed out at patent infringement allegations brought by Minerva Industries Inc., a federal judge has granted a motion to dismiss the case against 11 of the defendants.

Motorola Inc., AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA Inc. and other companies went on the attack in a joint filing Monday, asserting that their phones did not infringe Minerva’s patent and that the patent was invalid anyway.

“The claims of the ’120 patent are invalid for failing to comply with...
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