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Lucent Sues Cisco

  • From: James Glave
  • Date: Fri Jun 19 02:07:41 1998

Anyone familiar with the history here and care to comment for a Wired
article? I'll pass on more details as they emerge if folks are
interested...  -james@wired.com 

>>LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES FILES PATENT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT 
>>AGAINST CISCO SYSTEMS; SEEKS DAMAGES AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
>>
>>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1998
>>MURRAY HILL, N.J. - Lucent Technologies today filed a patent infringement
>>lawsuit against Cisco Systems of San Jose, California.
>>
>>Filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware, the lawsuit charges Cisco with
>>infringing eight patents related to data networking.  The patents cover Bell
>>Labs-developed technology associated with routers, frame relay network
>>equipment and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) equipment.
>>
>>"After numerous attempts to negotiate with Cisco, we were left with no other
>>recourse but to file suit," said Michael Greene, Lucent Technologies'
>>president of Intellectual Property.  "We license our patents to many
>>companies in the industry, and our goal is to receive fair value for Bell
>>Labs' discoveries and innovations - innovations that are the result of more
>>than $3 billion in annual investment.  We're looking to protect our
>>intellectual property with the appropriate agreements and for proper
>>compensation."
>>	
>>In its suit, Lucent will be seeking damages for Cisco Systems' infringement
>>of its patents and an injunction prohibiting Cisco's use of its patents in
>>the future.


James Glave, Senior Technology Writer 
Wired News http://www.wired.com  (415) 276-8430




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