Fed. Circ. Nixes Cisco Win In Spam Fee Patent Suit

Law360, San Diego (August 10, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday reversed a finding that a CBT Flint Partners LLC patent related to charging a fee for unsolicited email — which the company asserted against Cisco Ironport Systems LLC and Return Path Inc. — was invalid.

The three-judge panel determined that a Georgia district court was wrong to hold that CBT’s U.S. Patent Number 6,587,550 was not valid based on indefiniteness, ruling that the district court should have corrected an error in one of the patent’s claims and rejecting Cisco’s argument that...
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