Ex-USPTO Director To Help Cisco Rival Defend $2.7B Award
By Andrew Karpan (September 22, 2021, 3:51 PM EDT) -- Former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu and others at Irell & Manella LLP have been hired as co-counsel to help Centripetal Networks Inc. fend off Cisco Systems' appeal of a $2.7 billion damages award against the networking giant for infringing four Centripetal patents.
In a notice filed Monday, Centripetal told the Federal Circuit that it had brought on the former USPTO director, as well as two of his Irell & Manella colleagues, as additional counsel. Cisco has lodged an appeal against a Virginia federal judge's $1.9 billion damages award issued last October in an infringement lawsuit leveled by the...
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