Fiber Systems Beats Inequitable Conduct Rap

Law360, New York (July 9, 2010, 3:36 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Fiber Systems International Inc. did not commit inequitable conduct in its prosecution of a patent related to fiber-optic connectors, following up on a noninfringement verdict in favor of defendant Applied Optical Systems Inc. in the suit.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday shot down Applied Optical's counterclaim that Fiber Systems deceived the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during the re-examination of U.S. Patent Number 6,305,849, titled “Multi-channel fiber-optic connector”...
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