Fed. Circ. Revives Cisco Patent Suit Despite Rule 36 Order

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit revived on Wednesday a patent suit against Cisco Systems Inc. and several tech giants due to claim construction errors, even though it previously affirmed a decision that IBM Corp. did not infringe, which led to the lower court ruling in favor of the other defendants.

The 2-1 decision, involving a suit brought by TecSec Inc. over data security patents, hinges on the preclusive effect of Rule 36 orders, in which the Federal Circuit affirms a lower court decision without issuing an opinion....
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