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Nortel vows to fight Ipernica patent-case loss

Briefs | 04/23/2007 8:53 pm EDT

Nortel Networks has lost a US$28.1 million patent infringement case in Marshall TX brought about by Ipernica Ltd., an Australian patent, trademark and copyright holding firm. Last week a federal court jury concluded that Nortel had infringed Ipernica's patent for statistical multiplexing, which facilitates data transmissions over communication networks. A Nortel spokesperson reportedly said the company disagrees with the decision and plans to fight on. Nortel rivals Cisco Systems Inc., Alcatel-Lucent and Juniper Networks Inc. are discussing settling with Ipernica.

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