Broadcom, Atheros Look To Invalidate CSIRO Patent

Law360, New York (November 11, 2009, 2:12 PM EST) -- In an anticipative move, semiconductor companies Broadcom Corp. and Atheros Communications Inc. have lodged a declaratory judgment suit against Australia's national science agency, seeking a declaration that one of the agency's patents is invalid, unenforceable and not infringed by the two companies' products.

In a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Broadcom and Atheros asks the court to declare that they had not infringed U.S. Patent Number 5,487,069, titled “Wireless LAN” and assigned to Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and...
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