Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cisco in legal battle for infringement of Patent

Mosaid Technologies an Intellectual Property Licensor is attempting to stop the importation and sale of some of Ciscos products in the United States of America. Mosaid is claiming that Cisco’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches and routers, PoE IP Phones, VOIP cable Modems and other products infringe six of its patents. The Canadian company has filed its complaint against Cisco at the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Mosaid released a statement stating that they filed the complaint because they believed that Cisco is infringing Mosaid’s patents and that they are determined to protect their intellectual property rights.
This is not the first time that Mosaid and Cisco have been involved in a legal dispute. The two Companies are already embroiled in litigation over some of Mosaid’s Patent in the United States District Court of Delaware, which was filed by Cisco last year. Interestingly, the six patents were also in consideration in the Delaware case.
Mosaid is based in Ontario, Canada and is a renowned patent owner and licensor of inventions relating to communications system patents and is also actively involved in developing semiconductors.
Previously, Cisco had been ordered to pay $112,000,000 to Network 1 Security Solutions last year in a Power over Ethernet (PoE) infringement case.
Summary: Mosaid Technologies, a Canadian based intellectual property licensor, has sued American giant Cisco for patent infringement. The two companies were already litigating, over some of Mosaid’s patents. Now, Mosaid, has filed a complaint at the International Trade Commission (ITC) to stop the importation and sale of some of Ciscos Products into the United States of America.