BigBand Inequitable Conduct Claim Survives Bid To Nix

Law360, New York (July 22, 2010, 2:38 PM EDT) -- A judge has refused to toss Imagine Communications Inc.'s counterclaim for inequitable conduct against BigBand Networks Inc. in an infringement suit over several patents for data transmission over cable networks.

Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. also allowed Imagine leave to amend its answer and counterclaims, which allege BigBand procured the patents-in-suit through its inequitable conduct, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on Tuesday.

The defendant offered a detailed factual basis for each element of an inequitable conduct claim, including specific prior art...
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