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United States : CommScope, Clearfield Agree to Patent Lawsuit Settlement.

CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, and Clearfield, Inc., the specialist in fiber management and connectivity platforms for communications providers, have agreed to terms of a settlement that would resolve the patent infringement lawsuit CommScope filed against Clearfield in January 2017 (CommScope Technologies, LLC v. Clearfield, Inc., 17-cv-307 (D. Minn.).

In the suit, CommScope claimed infringement of 13 patents relating to CommScope fiber-to-the-X (FTTx) innovations by certain features of specific models of Clearfields cabinet, splitter, and terminal products. Clearfield responded with affirmative defenses and filed inter partes reviews with the US Patent and Trademark Office relating to some of the asserted patents.

As part of the settlement, the parties will jointly dismiss the litigation and withdraw the inter-partes reviews. In addition, Clearfield has moved to new design solutions in place of the contested products, and will pay CommScope a one-time payment of $850,000.

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Date:Feb 24, 2018
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