Tuesday, July 11, 2006

EchoStar sues, seeks ruling it doesn’t infringe Finisar patent

As seen on Rocky Mountain News:
EchoStar Communications Corp, the No. 2 U.S. satellite-TV provider, sued fiber-optic equipment maker Finisar Corp., asking a court to rule it doesn’t infringe a patent for a system to organize satellite-data transmissions. EchoStar, based in Douglas County, claimed yesterday in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, that Finisar may file its own suit over the patent.