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EMC Corp. Secures Summary Judgment Win

Practices: Intellectual Property Litigation

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled on May 29 for EMC Corp., granting the company’s motion for summary judgment of invalidity of all asserted claims in a single-patent suit.

EMC was represented by Ropes & Gray.

The decision marked the successful end to an 18-month litigation case against Acacia subsidiary Compression Technology Solutions, Inc. (CTS). The plaintiff, CTS, first brought suit against EMC and six other defendants in the Eastern District of Missouri in September 2011. The patent related generally to information storage and communication and specifically to the parsing of information streams into groups to impose certain information processing applications like data compression. After successfully transferring the case to the Northern District of California, EMC and the other remaining defendants moved for summary judgment of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. §§ 101 and 112(f). The Court granted defendants’ motion and dismissed CTS’s claims with prejudice.

EMC was represented by in-house attorneys, Krish Gupta and William Clark, and the Ropes & Gray team included partner Jesse Jenner and associate Josef Schenker.
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