WiLAN Confident of Winning 3G Patent Lawsuit
Published on: 17th May 2012
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Patent holding company WiLAN says that it has secured a favourable move in its ongoing patent dispute against Alcatel Lucent HTC and Sony Mobile.
In the litigations, WiLAN is alleging infringement on four patents including U.S. Patent Nos. 6,222,819, 6,381,211, 6,088,326 and 6,195,327 (collectively, the "Patents"). The claim construction hearing, also known as the Markman hearing, with respect to these Patents was held before Judge Davis last month.
In the Order, the Court adopted interpretations that WiLAN believes are favorable to the company on all of the claim terms that were in dispute in the litigation. In particular, the Court rejected all ten of the defendants' proposed constructions in the Patents and often adopted WiLAN's constructions verbatim.
"We are very pleased with the Court's claim constructions and the timeliness of the release of the Markman Order," said Jim Skippen, President & CEO. "We believe that the constructions enable WiLAN to demonstrate infringement of the patents by the defendants' 3G HSPA base station and handset products. We remain very confident of our position in this case."