Sick Of Waiting For Patent Fight, EchoStar Files Suit

Law360, New York (July 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Subsidiaries and a joint-venture of EchoStar Communications Corporation have asked the courts to decide whether the satellite television company is infringing on the patent of rival Finisar Corporation, just days after Finisar won millions in a lawsuit over the same patent.

Lawyers for EchoStar Satellite LLC, EchoStar Technologies Corporation and NagraStar LLC are seeking a declaratory judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware to use an information-transmission system used in electronic programming guides. The technology provides access to the contents of a...
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