A U.S. appeals court said it won't reconsider an April decision giving DirecTV Group Inc. a new trial in a patent dispute with Finisar Corp.


A federal appeals court in April sent the patent-infringement suit against the El Segundo-based satellite TV provider to a lower court, vacating decisions that called for DirecTV to pay more than $100 million in damages. Sunnyvale-based technology company Finisar said it still expects the remaining six counts of patent infringement to be upheld by the court.


The case was brought by Finisar in 2006 after it claimed that seven patents it owns covering a high-speed data-transmission process were violated. The appeals court ruled in April that one of seven patent claims it made was invalid, leaving the other six claims for reconsideration by a trial court.


Shares in DirecTV closed 10 cents to $28.04 Thursday.

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