New NPE Sues NEC over Optical Switches
- May 24, 2012
Fiber [NPE] filed suit against NEC, alleging that NEC’s optical switching products infringe two patents related to optical switches. This is the first patent infringement suit initiated by Fiber. The patents-in-suit originated with Texas Instruments and were assigned to Fiber by AFN in April 2002. RPX reviewed the patents as an open market opportunity (American Fiber Networks) in August 2011. 5/23, District of Colorado, Judge Marcia S. Krieger, 1:2012cv01346.