Symantec Gains An Edge In Computer Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (April 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's ruling that Computer Associates International Inc. did not infringe Symantec Corp.'s virus detection patent, finding that the court made a few mistakes in its claim constructions.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday determined that the district court erred in its construction of a handful of claim terms and ordered the lower court to take another look at Symantec’s allegations of infringement.

The dispute is over Symantec’s U.S. Patent Number 5,319,776, which discloses...
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