Fed. Circ. Revives Arris' Data Technology Patent Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 19, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday reversed a lower court’s ruling against data technology maker Arris Group Inc. in a patent fight with British Telecommunications PLC, finding Arris has standing to sue BT for a declaration of noninfringement.

The dispute centers on two Arris devices that the company sells for use in Voice over Internet Protocol networks. The three-judge appeals panel's unanimous decision shines light on an important issue in patent infringement disputes — the question of when a supplier can sue for a declaration of noninfringement...
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