Unwired Planet Drops ITC Claims Against Apple and RIM
Unwired Planet today announced that it is dropping an investigation of patent infringement against Apple and Research In Motion that it was pursuing with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Unwired Planet is dropping the ITC claims because of what Unwired Planet calls an "erroneous claim construction" made by the administrative law judge overseeing the case. The way the judge entered in Unwired Planet's claims would have made it impossible for Unwired Planet to prove infringement. Despite the fact that all the parties involved (Unwired Planet, RIM, Apple, ITC counsel) filed a joint motion to correct the legal language, the judge wouldn't allow Unwired Planet to do so until after the trial. Unwired Planet decided that since it couldn't win the case as worded, it would forgo a costly trial and drop the claims filed against Apple and RIM at the ITC altogether. However, Unwired Planet is still pursuing its lawsuit against Apple and RIM over the same patents in the Federal District Court of Delaware. That lawsuit was filed in August 2011.
Unwired Planet Bests Samsung and Huawei In Patent Trial
Unwired Planet landed its first courtroom victory in the U.K. this week after a judge agreed that Samsung and Huawei are violating patents owned by the company.
ITC Agrees to Review Qualcomm's Complaints Against Apple
The International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Qualcomm that Apple is infringing on its patents. Specifically, Qualcomm says the processor and baseband in the iPhone 7 are violating its patented technology.
ITC to Investigate Another Complaint Against Apple
The International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Aqua Connect and Strategic Technology Partners that Apple is infringing on its patents. The two California-based firms filed grievances with the ITC in October and assert Apple's Mac computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple TVs violate their intellectual property.
ITC to Investigate Nokia's Patent Complaints Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Nokia that Apple's smartphones and tablets violate its patented technology.