Broadcom Wins Tentative Chip Ban In Emulex Patent War

Law360, Los Angeles (March 02, 2012, 9:22 PM ET) -- Emulex Corp. must stop selling high-speed broadband controller chips that infringe two Broadcom Corp. patents, but will have an 18-month reprieve for corporate customers already using the products in servers, a California federal judge tentatively ruled Friday.

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna issued a tentative ruling ahead of a hearing Friday granting Broadcom's motion for a permanent injunction in its ongoing patent fight with Emulex over high-speed communications technology, but said that the public interest justifies an 18-month sunset period for customers like Hewlett Packard...
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