Cisco Can't Sue To Shield Clients From IP Suits: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday ruled that Cisco Systems Inc. does not have sufficient legal footing to protect AT&T Inc. and its other corporate clients from patent infringement lawsuits brought against their wireless network operations by the Alberta Telecommunications Research Centre.

The three-judge panel unanimously found that a California district court was correct to deny Cisco's attempt to secure a declaratory judgment invalidating the patents held by Alberta Telecommunications, also known as TR Labs, which has sued many of Cisco's clients, alleging that their wireless network technologies illegally crib from their patents.

The Federal Circuit ruled that even though the wireless...

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