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Apple Vindicated in Wi-LAN Patent Case

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Oct 24, 2013, 7:20 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Apple did not violate patents owned by Wi-LAN, according to a federal jury in Texas. Wi-LAN is a patent-holding firm that licenses its technology to other companies. It hit HP, BlackBerry, Novotel, HTC, and others with similar lawsuits, some of which have been settled. In particular, Wi-LAN accused Apple of infringing on a Bluetooth patent. Apple says that the Qualcomm chips inside its iPhones don't use the technology in question. Wi-LAN was seeking $248 million to cover the value of the patent plus a percentage of each iPhone sold. Wi-LAN said it was reviewing its options.

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Oct 24, 2013, 9:12 AM


Why are companies like this even allowed to exist. The whole point of a patent is to give the company that did the research on a new technology or product a competitive advantage when bringing the product to market. If you don't have a product to bring to market, why are you even allowed to hold a patent?
Even more so, they say they're reviewing their options?? Well, they had their day in court, they lost, Thats it, time to go home and go to bed.
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