Syntellect Asks 9th Circ. To Toss $5M Contract Judgment

Law360, Los Angeles (July 9, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT) -- Syntellect Inc. urged the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to toss a $4.7 million judgment against it for failing to indemnify Southern California Gas Co. in a patent infringement suit over telecom equipment Syntellect sold to the utility, arguing a lower court interpreted its contractual obligations too broadly.

At oral arguments before a three-judge panel, Douglas C. Northup of Fennemore Craig PC, an attorney for Syntellect, argued that his client was entitled to have a jury decide whether it infringed patents that SoCal Gas was sued for...
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