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Antitrust Claims Dismissed In Texas Instruments Suit

Law360 (March 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- One month after winning a $112-million jury verdict in its patent infringement countersuit, Texas Instruments Inc. has dodged charges in concurrent antitrust litigation after the plaintiff failed to prove the patents in suit constitute market power.

Judge John J. Hughes, with the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, dismissed four antitrust claims leveled in June 2003 by integrated circuitry maker Conexant Systems Inc.

The claims relate to patents for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) technology, which allows high-speed telecommunication services over ordinary telephone...
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