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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal In "Tying" Brawl

Law360 (June 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Claims of anti-competitive behavior have fallen on deaf ears, with the U.S. Supreme Court refusing to take on the appeal of a decision favoring U.S. Philips Corp. in a long and messy fight over “tying” patents to CD-ROM technology licenses.

On Monday, the High Court denied certiorari to Princo Corp., which had been seeking a reversal of a 2005 ruling handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Princo, along with Gigastore Corp., had accused Philips of licensing agreements that illegally tied...
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