Dell Loses Bid To Toss Abstrax Assembly Patent Suit

Law360, New York (October 9, 2009, 2:03 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has rejected Dell Inc.'s counterclaims of noninfringement and invalidity in tossing its abandonment defense and refusing its request to dismiss a suit accusing the computer giant of infringing an Abstrax Inc. patent related to a method for assembling products with a computer.

Judge David Folsom of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday overruled Dell's objections to a magistrate judge's recommendations denying two separate Dell motions for summary judgment and granting part of a similar Abstrax request....
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