Agilent Technologies Claims Micromuse Infringes on Patent

11/12/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Micromuse Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Agilent is seeking to stop Micromuse from making, selling and marketing certain of its service management solutions in the United States. Agilent is also seeking damages from Micromuse for its unauthorized use of Agilent's operations support system (OSS) patented technology.

Agilent OSS service management solutions are designed and marketed by its OSS business group, which provides OSS products and services to telecommunications service providers around the world.

"Agilent is a company known for its innovative technologies," said Tom White, senior vice president of Agilent's Communications Solutions Group. "So we will defend ourselves in a competitive marketplace when we believe that our intellectual property has been compromised."

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