Verizon, Others Benefit in Patent Case Verdict
DNT, a unit of Acacia Research filed a patent lawsuit against Verizon Wireless, Novatel, and other wireless network operators over the way wireless modem cards access the carriers' networks. The patent was filed in 1990 and spoke about an auto-dialer mechanism for use on touch-tone phones. DNT hoped to win $170 million in damages. The federal jury declared DNT's patents invalid for three reasons, and absolved Verizon and the other plaintiffs of any wrong doing.
Apple Must Pay U. Wisconsin $506 Million Over Patent
Apple was ordered this week by a U.S. judge to pay $506 million to the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) thanks to patented technology found in Apple's A7, A8, and A8X processors.
Apple Found Guilty of Infringing U. of Wisconsin Patent
Apple is facing a massive judgment in a patent complaint concerning processors found in the iPhone and iPad. A jury in Madison, Wisconsin, found Apple guilty of using a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) without permission.
Jury Says Apple Owes VirnetX $503M Over Patents
VirnetX has won another courtroom victory over Apple, this time to the tune of $502.6 million. A jury in Texas this week found that Apple is violating four patents held by VirnetX concerning secure communications between mobile devices.
Samsung Wants Supreme Court to Decide Patent Case
Samsung hopes the Supreme Court will weigh in on its patent fight with Apple. The company has filed an appeal, asking the high court to review the verdicts reached in Apple's patent-related lawsuit.
Good! Teach these patent squatters a lesson....