Huawei Asks Fed. Circ. To Revive Patent Dispute In Calif.

Law360, Washington (October 8, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT) -- Cellphone maker Huawei Device USA Inc. on Tuesday asked the Federal Circuit to revive its California suit seeking invalidation of software patents asserted by Acacia Research Corp. in a related Texas case, arguing Huawei is a third-party beneficiary to an agreement that says disputes must take place in California.

Huawei counsel Gregory A. Castanias of Jones Day told a three-judge panel on Tuesday that the California court had erred in finding his client was not a third-party beneficiary of an exclusive licensing agreement between Acacia Research...
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