Nortel Settles Patent Suit


Nortel Networks and Foundry Networks Inc. have settled their patent dispute.

Nortel had sued Foundry in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts for infringement of various patents related to computer and data networking.

Foundry subsequently sued Nortel in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for infringement of a Foundry patent, and Nortel counterclaimed against Foundry for infringement of additional computer and data-networking patents.

As part of the settlement, Nortel granted Foundry a four-year license under certain patents, and Foundry will pay $35 million to Nortel.