Fed. Circ. Partly Undoes AT&T, Internet Cos.' Data IP Win

By Tiffany Hu (January 24, 2019, 8:29 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday partly reversed a lower court's decision finding that AT&T and other broadband internet providers do not infringe patents on data transmission technology, ruling that the lower court's decision relied on an improper interpretation of a claim term.

In a 20-page nonprecedential opinion, the panel found that Delaware Chief Judge Leonard Stark erred in determining that various remote and central systems used by AT&T Corp., SBC Internet Services Inc., CenturyTel Broadband Services LLC, Qwest Corp. and Frontier Communications Corp. to provide internet service to their customers did not infringe United Access Technologies LLC's patents for transmitting data...

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