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Cisco Must Pay $70 Million in XpertUniverse Patent Case

Cisco Systems Inc., the world’s largest maker of networking equipment, must pay patent-licenser XpertUniverse Inc. $70 million in civil fraud damages in connection with a failed partnership, a federal jury decided.

After a two-week trial, the jury of six women and two men in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, also decided Cisco infringed two patents for contacting experts online to answer questions and owes more than $33,000 on those counts.