U.S. jury: Apple did not infringe wireless tech patents

“A federal jury in Texas on Monday said Apple Inc did not infringe five wireless technology patents owned by Canadian patent licensing firm Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.,” Andrew Chung reports for Reuters.

“Core Wireless Licensing Sarl, a subsidiary of Ottawa-based Conversant, sued Apple in 2012 in a federal court in Tyler, Texas, alleging the iPhone maker used its patents on wireless data transmission in its iPhones and iPads without permission,” Chung reports. “The jury deliberated for about five hours before delivering its verdict on Monday night. The company, whose patents were originally held by Nokia Corp, was seeking $100 million in damages at trial.”

Chung reports, “Apple is the most targeted company for lawsuits filed by companies that make money through licensing and enforcing their patents rather than making products.”

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9 Comments

  1. One of two things come to mind:
    either Core Wireless hired crappy lawyers because you never lose in tyler
    or after all the similar cases tried in that court the pool of jurors is getting educated by the presentations of the various counsels and is starting to understand what they are seeing.
    Either way, amazing for Apple!

    1. Just a heads up, its the Marshall Texas court that is so bad. Marshall is about 70 miles from Tyler.

      Marshall makes a bunch of its yearly budget from court cases as everyone has to rent rooms, buy food, rent cars, etc to try the cases.

      Just an FYI. PS been there. there aint nothing else there. LOL

    1. Actually, the plaintiff was a local Texas company suing a California-based multinational. I’m guessing that the ownership of Core Wireless was kept from the jury. Even in Tyler, justice can prevail. Perhaps Apple has finally figured out that it can’t rely on New York lawyers who talk down to the country bumpkins. Condescending attorneys don’t win cases, as Apple has previously learned to its sorrow.

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