Cisco Pushes For Stay Of Acacia Unit's Suit In IP Spat

Law360, New York (April 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Accusing an Acacia Research Corp. unit of trying to up its litigation leverage, Cisco Systems Inc. has asked a court to stay the subsidiary's infringement suit against several Cisco customers while the technology giant pursues its own declaratory action over the asserted videoconferencing patent.

Cisco filed a motion Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware to intervene and stay Teleconference Systems LLC's suit, arguing that the real dispute existed between Cisco and the Acacia unit rather than between Acacia and Cisco's customers,...
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