UK High Court Holds British Telecom Liable for Infringing Patented ASSIA
REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/03/13 -- ASSIA, Inc., a
leading solutions company for broadband service providers, announced
that today the High Court of Justice in London ruled that two ASSIA
patents on DSL management technologies are valid and that British
Telecom infringes one of the patents.
The court determined that BT uses ASSIA's patented DSL management
technology in BT's Next Generation Access ("NGA") network. NGA is the
fastest growing portion of BT's broadband network, and provides
high-speed access via VDSL.
The two patents in the case, EP (UK) 1,869,790 and EP (UK) 2,259,495,
describe inventions fundamental to dynamic monitoring and automatic
optimization of DSL networks. ASSIA's patented technologies improve
service speeds and consumer satisfaction on approximately 70 million
broadband connections on five continents. That technology,
incorporated into ASSIA's DSL Expresse(R) software, enables DSL
service providers to increase average broadband speeds and to improve
reliability across their networks. Service providers that use DSL
Expresse realize a substantial return on investment through improved
customer satisfaction, and reductions in churn, customer care costs
and unnecessary technician dispatches.
"As a software developer, ASSIA's principal business is to deliver
our award-winning products and services to customers," ASSIA CTO Marc
Goldburg said. "We attempted for years to work with BT in this
spirit. When it became clear that BT was using ASSIA's technology
without a license and was not willing to license ASSIA's technology
or products, it became necessary to bring this patent infringement
Under UK High Court rules, the court will set a schedule for the
damages phase of the case. It is not yet known whether BT will ask
the court for permission to appeal.
About ASSIA, Inc.
Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc.,
better known as ASSIA, is a strategic supplier and trusted solutions
vendor to broadband service providers worldwide. ASSIA solutions
enable providers to grow revenues, increase customer satisfaction,
improve operational efficiencies, and deliver new multimedia content
to the broadband-enabled home. ASSIA has m
ore than 70 million
broadband lines under contract with top-tier service providers
worldwide and is backed by strategic investors, including AT&T,
Mingly China Growth Fund, SFR Development, Sandalwood Partners,
Sofinnova Partners, Stanford University, Swisscom Ventures,
T-Ventures, and Telefonica. For more information, visit
Expresse is a registered trademark of ASSIA, Inc.
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