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David Silbert and His Team Win Summary Judgment for Comcast In $590M Suit


A federal judge has ruled in favor of Comcast Cable Communications Corp. in a patent infringement suit filed by Finisar Corp., and in doing so has invalidated the final claim left in the case, in which Finisar initially sought $590 million from the communications company.

The decision, handed down Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, effectively ends the battle between the fiber-optics systems maker and the communications giant over U.S. Patent Number 5,404,505, for an information transmission system used in electronic programming guides, according to the order for summary judgment.  

Friday's ruling came as a significant victory for Comcast, David Silbert said.

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Lead partner David Silbert has won or favorably resolved cases in state and federal courts across the country. Mr. Silbert has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in patent cases involving cable television, semiconductors, medical devices, recombinant DNA, and numerous other technologies. He has defended several national law firms and their partners against claims of malpractice, and represented individuals in government and internal investigations.

Comcast was also represented by Ajay Krishnan who focuses on complex commercial disputes and intellectual property litigation, and John Trinidad who represents clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation, including securities investigations, antitrust, intellectual property and breach of contract claims.