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Judge Won't Yet End Sony Sensor Patent Row With Contractor

Law360, Los Angeles (April 21, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Monday entered judgment in favor of defense contractor L-3 Communications Corp. and against Sony Corp. in one piece of a dispute over an L-3 patent for semiconductor image sensors, refusing to render the patent invalid and rejecting parties’ calls for final judgment.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews shot down without prejudice Sony’s and L-3’s competing bids for what final judgment should look like following findings that L-3's patent was not invalid, saying that while the validity issue has been resolved, final judgment as it relates to infringement will have to wait.

Judge Andrews ruled in...

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