Clearfield pays CommScope $850k in patent settlement

CommScope and Clearfield, Inc said they agreed to terms of a settlement with that would resolve the patent infringement lawsuit CommScope filed against Clearfield in January 2017.

In the suit, CommScope claimed infringement of 13 patents relating to CommScope fiber-to-the-X (FTTx) innovations by certain features of specific models of Clearfield’s cabinet, splitter and terminal products.

Clearfield responded with affirmative defenses and filed inter partes reviews with the US Patent and Trademark Office relating to some of the asserted patents.

As part of the settlement, the parties will jointly dismiss the litigation and withdraw the inter-partes reviews.

Further, Clearfield has moved to new designs in place of the contested products and will pay CommScope a one-time payment of $850,000.