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Agere Socks Sony With Wide-Ranging Lawsuit

Law360 (March 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Chip maker Agere Systems has whacked electronics giant Sony Corporation with an expansive lawsuit, alleging extensive infringement of its technology patent portfolio.

The broad suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday, accused Sony of violating eight separate patents belonging to Agere.

The disputed intellectual property includes technology related to wireless networking, semiconductors, laser and optical development and digital audio equipment.

Pennsylvania-based Agere initiated the action against Sony after years of negotiations failed to produce an acceptable licensing agreement, said...
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