Chip Maker Ordered To Pay $112M in Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 7, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A California maker of communication chips has been ordered to pay $112 million in damages to Texas Instruments for infringing patents of a technology for connecting to the internet.

But the setback is only the first part of complicated litigation that also includes an antitrust phase, which could well reverse the final outcome.

The ruling by the Disctrict Court in Trenton, New Jersey came after Conexant Systems, Inc. was found guilty of infringing three patents related to asymmetrical digital subscriber line (ADSL) technology, commonly known as...
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