Dish Not Entitled To Coverage For IP Suit: Insurer

Law360, New York (October 20, 2009, 4:07 PM EDT) -- Claiming that its policy does not cover patent claims, National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa. is seeking summary judgment in a spat with Dish Network Corp. over coverage for billionaire inventor Ronald A. Katz's suit accusing Dish of infringing patents for telephone systems.

In a motion filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, National Union disputes Dish's contention that Katz's suit triggers advertising injury coverage under the policy the insurer issued Dish six years ago.

While National Union's policy...
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