This article covers a May 22, 2024, split decision by the  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to throw out a district court decision finding that an inventor’s company did not have standing to sue Nokia, Cisco and ADVA over a fiber optic patent. The court determined it was unclear if the company had the rights to the patent.

The case is Core Optical Technologies LLC v. Nokia Corp., case number 23-1001, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Core Optical is represented by Lawrence M. Hadley and Stephen Underwood of Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP, Lawrence R. LaPorte of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, and John Christopher Rozendaal, Jason D. Eisenberg and William H. Milliken of Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC.