Intellectual property licensing company, WiLAN today provided an update on ongoing litigation.
On December 6, 2012, WiLAN announced that the company had commenced litigation against Apple Inc. (“Apple”), HTC Corporation (“HTC”) and Sierra Wireless Inc. (“Sierra Wireless”) claiming infringement of WiLAN’s U.S. Patent Nos. 8,315,640 and 8,311,040, related to LTE technologies.
To date, two of the three defendants, HTC and Sierra Wireless, have signed license and settlement agreements to resolve this litigation. The litigation, involving remaining defendant, Apple, is being tried in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
Earlier this year, WiLAN moved for summary judgment on invalidity claims. In addition, Apple moved for summary judgment on invalidity and non-infringement defenses. WiLAN has been advised that Judge Dana M. Sabraw has issued a ruling today that grants Apple’s motion for summary judgment.
WiLAN is currently reviewing the ruling with trial counsel, McKool Smith.
WiLAN has an additional case in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California involving Apple related to the infringement of 5 LTE-related patents.
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