Attorneys from San Francisco’s Keker & Van Nest helped Comcast overcome a patent lawsuit Thursday in a Texas federal district considered one of the least defendant-friendly in the country.

Caritas Technologies, of Waunakee, Wis., had accused Comcast in July 2005 of infringing on a patent that dealt with using the Internet to set up conference calls. Caritas had proposed a $2.2 billion settlement, said Daralyn Durie, the Keker partner representing Philadelphia-based Comcast in the case.

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