SOURCE: Finisar


September 14, 2010 05:00 ET

Finisar Corporation and Source Photonics Settle Patent Dispute

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a global technology leader for subsystems and components for fiber optics communications, today announced it had entered into a Settlement and Cross License Agreement with Source Photonics, Inc., resolving a lawsuit brought by Finisar claiming infringement of Finisar's portfolio of digital diagnostics and transceiver module patents. The agreement also provides a general release to MRV Communications, Inc.

Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, Source Photonics will pay a license fee to Finisar in the amount of $14.5 million for a fully paid-up license to the Finisar digital diagnostics and transceiver module patents through December 31, 2015. Payment in full is to be made by September 30, 2010. The Settlement Agreement also provides a fully paid-up license to Finisar of certain Source Photonics patents and a mutual covenant not to sue for certain products currently made or sold by Source Photonics or Finisar, in each case through December 31, 2015. If Source Photonics is subject to a change in control, shipments subject to the license granted by Finisar to its digital diagnostics and transceiver module patents will be limited to a 20% annual revenue growth rate.

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