New Antitrust Allegations Axed In CNET Patent Spat

Law360, New York (October 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge in northern California denied product data provider Etilize Inc.’s bid to add allegations that CNET Networks Inc. ran afoul of the Sherman Act by asserting patents CNET knew were invalid to its counterclaims, and to have two database patents asserted against Etilize by plaintiff CNET declared invalid.

Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S District Court for the Northern District of California handed down a memorandum and order nixing Etilize’s motions on Wednesday.

Though Etilize had already accused the plaintiff of violating federal...
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