Defensive patent aggregator Allied Security Trust (AST) is reported to be at the centre of an anti-trust action in Delaware initiated by The company is seeking an injunction and is claiming a total of $500 million from AST and member organisations Verizon, Cisco Systems and Ericsson Inc-Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications,  as well as current CEO Daniel McCurdy and the man he succeeded, Brian Hinman. According to the online Courthouse News Service:

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