ViaSat Sues Space Systems/Loral

Carlsbad-based ViaSat, the provider of satellite communications and wireless networking systems, has sued Space Systems/Loral and Loral Space & Communications, over both patent infringement and breach of contract. According to Viasat, the lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and covers unauthorized use of its intellectual property, including technology developed for its 100+ Gbps ViaSat-1 satellite. ViaSat says it is seeking both monetary damages and a permanent injunction against Space Systems/Loral from using its technology.