ADC awarded $30 million in patent settlement

ADC is to receive $30 million as part of the resolution of its patent infringement suit filed against Thomas & Betts Corporation and Augat Communications Products.

ADC, a global supplier of fibre optics, network equipment, software and integration services for broadband, multiservice networks, has announced that the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota entered a final judgement resolving a patent infringement action.

ADC will receive $30 million as part of the resolution of its patent infringement suit filed against Thomas & Betts Corporation and Augat Communications Products, Inc.

The defendants agreed to the court’s final judgement and will discontinue sales of its products that were accused of infringing ADC patents covering ADC’s Super High Density Bays and DS-3 jacks.

The Super High Density Bay is a digital signal cross-connect system designed to maximise density and standardise bay layouts in large, growing central offices.

The patented design reportedly simplifies cable management and streamlines cross-connect wire routing. The DS-3 jack is an integral component to ADC’s digital signal cross connect products. Under terms of the judgement, ADC will terminate its patent infringement action regarding US Patent Nos. 5,220,600 and 4,749,968.