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16 May 2018

Firecomms wins German patent infringement case brought by Broadcom

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Firecomms Ltd of Cork, Ireland and Tongxiang, China (which manufactures plastic fiber-optic solutions and optical transceiver modules for communications networks) has won a patent infringement action brought against it in Germany by Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Broadcom). On 13 April, the District Court of Munich issued a judgment stating that Firecomms’ RedLink products FR05MHIR and FR10MHIR do not infringe the German designation of Broadcom’s European Patent No. 1 511 198 B1 (patent 198), the charges brought by Broadcom should be dismissed, and that Broadcom should bear the costs of the dispute.

“The Munich Court has upheld Firecomms long-held position that it does not infringe patent 198 and has rejected Broadcom’s arguments to the contrary,” says managing director Dr John D. Lambkin. “We have throughout this long process been resolute in defending the veracity of our own technology,” he adds. “Firecomms also very much appreciates the steadfast support of key customers during the course of this action.”

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