Cox, Comcast Shake Contract Claims in Networking IP Row

Law360, Los Angeles (July 22, 2013, 9:42 PM ET) -- A Delaware federal judge dealt a blow to British Telecommunications PLC on Monday in a pair of suits claiming infringement of several of data networking patents it has licensed, tossing the corporation's contracts counterclaims against Cox Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp.

U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson granted Cox and Comcast's joint motion to dismiss the counterclaims for breach of contract and tortious interference that BT had filed against the companies in two suits alleging they infringed eight data networking patents BT licensed from Cisco Systems Inc. The...
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