Fusilamp Contract Claim Tossed In Fuse Patent Brawl

Law360, New York (June 9, 2010, 5:23 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed Fusilamp LLC's breach of contract claim against rival circuit protector manufacturer Littelfuse LLC, but rejected the defendant's bid to stay the $150 million infringement action pending the re-examination of a patent for a fault-indicating fuse.

Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida dealt Fusilamp a blow Monday, finding that its ownership of the patent-in-suit does not grant it interest in a disputed licensing agreement Littelfuse entered with the patent's former owners.

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