Broadcom Seeks Review Of Ericsson Wireless Patents

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT) -- Broadcom Corp. petitioned the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Friday to review two Ericsson Inc. wireless technology patents that have been successfully asserted against companies that manufacture Internet routers, claiming they are invalid in light of prior art.

Broadcom seeks inter partes review of Ericsson's U.S. Patent Numbers 6,466,568 and 6,772,215, which generally relate to different types of systems for transmitting data. Ericsson has asserted the patents in district court litigation against Internet technology companies such as Netgear Inc., as well as in the U.S....
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