OFS Sues Alcatel Over Optical Fiber Patents

Law360, New York (October 29, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- OFS parent company Fitel USA filed a lawsuit against Alcatel in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, alleging patent infringement, the company said in a statement.

The dispute concerns optical fibers adapted for operation in "metro" systems utilizing dual bands including wavelength-division multiplexing capabilities in each band, and to wavelength-division multiplexing optical communications systems that utilize this type of optical fiber.

OFS said it is seeking an injunction barring further sale of Alcatel's TeraLight Metro and TeraLight Ultra fibers, as...
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