Avaya's DMCA Suit Against PBX Service Cos. Gets Tossed

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 7:24 PM EST) -- Avaya Inc. lost its antitrust and Digital Millennium Copyright Act case against Continuant Inc. on Tuesday, after a New Jersey federal judge ruled that Avaya presented inadequate proof of its claims that the defendants improperly used its intellectual property to service its computerized telephone systems.

In a pointed 52-page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph E. Irenas dismissed telecom company Avaya’s economic tort claims against Continuant and Telecom Labs Inc., after ruling Avaya failed to offer convincing evidence that the defendants violated the DMCA by circumventing...
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