Sony Wins Summary Judgment in Agere Patent Suit

Law360, New York (October 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has found that one of the patents asserted by chip maker Agere Systems Inc. in a suit against Sony Corp. was anticipated by an earlier patent and is invalid.

Judge Charles Everingham IV of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday granted Sony's motion for summary judgment that the only asserted claim of the patent, which is used in wireless network technology, was anticipated by prior art.

The patent, U.S. Patent Number 5,448,585, is one of a slew of patents...
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