Schneider settles patent infringement lawsuit against Opto 22
Palatine, IL; Temecula, CA—Schneider Electric reported May 29 that it has settled out of court its patent infringement lawsuit against Opto 22, which stated May 30 that it had no response at this time.
'Schneider Automation, Square D, and Opto 22 announce the settlement of their patent lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California,' said Schneider's lawyers, in what reported to be a mutually agreed on statement. 'The lawsuit concerned four patents owned by. Terms of the settlement and license are confidential.' Schnedier had no further comment.
Schneider filed its lawsuit Feb. 26, 2001, alleging that Opto 22's Ethernet Brain products and associated industrial automation systems infringed on Schneider's patents covering web- and network-accessed controllers.
Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor