Federal Circuit Tosses Sicom Suit For Lack Of Standing

Law360, New York (October 20, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sicom Systems Inc. did not have the right to sue Agilent Technologies for patent infringement, the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said in a ruling that upheld a lower court decision to dismiss the case.

The court ruled that a patent for digital signal transmission monitoring could not be asserted by Sicom, because the right to litigate the patent belonged to the government of Canada.

Sicom appealed the lower court ruling and the decision to dismiss the suit with prejudice, claiming that...
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