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AOL, Earthlink Win Limitation Of Patent Damages

Law360 (December 7, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge granted partial summary judgment on behalf of America Online Inc. and EarthLink Inc. Tuesday, limiting the damages period in a four-year ongoing patent infringement case.

The suits, brought by Virginia-based technology development company Inline Connections Corp., involve patents for technology that provides cable and Internet access over telephone lines.

Inline filed suit against the two Internet service providers separately in April and June of 2002.

Inline alleged that the ISPs sold products that infringed on its patents for a technology to transmit cable...
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