WiLAN and UTStarcom Settle Patent Litigation
Published on: 11th Aug 2010
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Patent holding company Wi LAN says that it has settled its ongoing patent litigation with UTStarcom. The terms of the settlement are confidential.
In June 2008, WiLAN initiated litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against a number of major handset suppliers, alleging infringement of certain patents owned by WiLAN including. In July 2008, UTStarcom completed the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, UTStarcom Personal Communications to Personal Communications Devices Holdings. The surviving entity, Personal Communications Devices, was added to this litigation on August 31, 2009.
To date, in this action, settlements have been reached with Research in Motion and UTStarcom. LG Electronics, Motorola and PCD remain as defendants in this litigation.
"UTStarcom becomes the 11th handset maker and 99th company to reach an agreement with WiLAN, joining Research in Motion, Nokia, Samsung and many others," said Bill Middleton, Senior Vice-President & General Counsel. "We are very pleased that we have been able to resolve our dispute through negotiation rather through continued litigation."