IRVINE, USA: Broadcom Corp. has received a favorable claim construction ruling in Broadcom's patent infringement case against Emulex Corp.
"The ruling reinforces our infringement case against Emulex's OneConnect, and the components used in Emulex's OneConnect, HBAs, and Fibre Channel switch products," the company said in a statement.
Broadcom, which has accused Emulex of infringing nine Broadcom patents, is seeking damages and an injunction against Emulex.
US District Court Judge James V. Selna issued his final ruling on December 17, 2010 following an earlier Markman hearing. The claim construction ruling is important because it defines the scope of the patent claims that Broadcom has asserted against Emulex. Broadcom has asserted that Emulex's products infringe at least twenty claims of nine Broadcom patents.