Claiming it cannot be sued in federal court, a Florida state agency asked for immunity last week from a patent infringement suit filed against it by College Savings Bank, Princeton, N.J.

College Savings, which in 1988 patented a method to fund the payout on its so-called college CDs, sued last year, charging patent infringement by a Florida agency that offers a similar product. The case is scheduled for trial next year in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J.

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