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Redhat, Novell sued for patent infringements
IP Innovation and Technology Licensing Corporation have filed a patent infringement suit against Red Hat and Novell on 9th October 2007. The suit filed in the U.S. District Court in Eastern Texas seeks damages and a permanent injunction prohibiting any further infringement. The complaint alleges that the Red Hat Linux system; the Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop; and the Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Server system infringe plaintiff’s US. Patent Nos. 5,072,412; 5,533,183 and 5,394,521.

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Quantum initiates patent infringement action against Riverbed
Quantum Corporation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the US District Court in the Northern District of California against Riverbed Technology Inc. The suits alleged that Riverbed infringed, and continues to infringe, Quantum’s U.S. Patent No. US 5,990,810 by selling products that employ a method of data de-duplication covered by this patent.

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Eli Lilly files patent infringement action against Sun Pharmaceuticals
Eli Lilly sued Sun in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan alleging infringement of U. S. Patent No. 5,658,590 following Sun’s Paragraph IV ANDA for a generic version of Lilly’s Strattera® (Atomoxetine HCl) product. Eli Lilly had previously sued Actavis Elizabeth LLC and Sandoz Inc. over the same product.

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Adams Respiratory Therapeutics sues Perrigo
Adams Respiratory Therapeutics Inc. sued Perrigo Company L. Perrigo Company and Perrigo Research and Development Company (collectively Perrigo) in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging infringement of US Patent No. 6,372,252 following Perriog’s Paragraph IV ANDA for a generic version of Adam’s Mucinex SE®  (Guaifenesin 600 mg single-ingredient, ER tablet) product.

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AT & T sues Vonage
On 19th October 2007, AT&T filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin against VoIP provider Vonage seeking damages for alleged patent infringement of its US Patent 6,487,200 entitled “Packet telephone system”.

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3M files patent infringement suits in South Korea
3M recently announced that along with its wholly owned subsidiary 3M Korea Ltd., it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the District Court of Seoul, Korea against LGS Co., Ltd. The suit alleges that the manufacture and sale of optical films used to manage light in liquid crystal displays by LGS constituted infringement of 3M’s patent rights.

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