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 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.
Motorola Found to Infringe on MMS Patent
A Delaware jury today said Motorola violated a patent held by Intellectual Ventures. The patent pertains to how multimedia messages function on 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.
Apple Given Reprieve In VirnetX Patent Case
A judge has overturned a decision that would have seen Apple pay VirnetX $625 million in patent damages. The case took place earlier this year.
Apple Must Pay VirnetX $625 Million Over Patent Violations
Apple has been ordered to compensate VirnetX $625 million for using one of the company's patents without permission. VirnetX's patent covers "the use of a domain-name service to set up virtual private networks." Under VirnetX's patent, the VPNs are then used by corporations to communicate with customers or employees.
Good! Teach these patent squatters a lesson....