Symantec, Acronis Jockey for Win in Software Patent Suit

Law360, San Francisco (February 10, 2014, 9:08 PM EST) -- Acronis Inc. urged a California federal judge on Monday to throw out Symantec Corp.'s allegations that Acronis infringes five of its patents on computer backup and recovery software, arguing that Symantec hasn't shown that its rival's products have directly infringed its intellectual property in the U.S.

While Acronis argued that there's no evidence showing it infringed Symantec's patents, Symantec sought to dodge claims that it infringed one of Acronis' patents on similar software. In a 2-1/2-hour hearing, the competitors sparred over highly specific details of their patents, prompting U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen to suggest more claim construction may be...

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