The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has reinstated a $70.6 million jury verdict in a patent dispute involving robotic tape storage systems.

The July 9 decision in Odetics Inc. v. Storage Technology Corp., 98-1533, found that Louisville, Colo.-based Storage Technology Corp. was infringing Anaheim-based Odetics Inc.’s patent for an automated tape handling system. Visa International Service Association and Crestar Bank were also named as defendants.

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