Part Of Network-1 Patent Nixed In Ethernet Power Spat

Law360, New York (February 19, 2010, 2:15 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ruled invalid part of a patent for powering Ethernet devices that Network-1 Security Solutions Inc. has asserted against several network technology companies, including Cisco Systems Inc. and Netgear Inc.

Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday largely upheld his original 2006 claims construction for the patent as part of a previous Network-1 case against D-Link Corp.

The judge also ruled on the defendants' partial summary judgment motion, which claimed that the first two...
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