Unwired Planet Sues Samsung, Google and Huawei for Patent Infringement

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Unwired Planet has announced that it is filing patent infringement lawsuits against Samsung Google and Huawei in both the UK and in Germany.

The company said that the lawsuits involves a total of six UK patents covering technologies fundamental to wireless communications found in mobile devices and network equipment, including the use of 2G/3G/4G telecommunication standards and push notification technology underpinning the Android OS.

The German lawsuit, asserted against Samsung, Google, Huawei, and HTC, involves the six German equivalents of these UK patents.

"We are committed to FRAND licensing principles and our preference remains to complete royalty-bearing license arrangements without litigation whenever possible," said Philip Vachon, chairman of Unwired Planet. "However, we have determined that enforcement is necessary at this time to expedite ongoing discussions, establish a concrete timeline for resolution and, if necessary, to demonstrate the value of a small sample of our expansive and diverse patent portfolio of over 2,600 patent assets through formal and visible means."

The patents involved in the lawsuits are:

1. European Patent No. 0,989,712, entitled "Method and Apparatus for Establishing a Secure Connection over a One-Way Data Path," asserted against Google Inc.'s Android Cloud To Device Messaging (C2DM) and Google Cloud Messaging for Android (GCM), and applications, mobile phones and tablets which use these messaging services. This patent generally relates to securing data transmissions in a wireless network.

2. European Patent No. 2,119,287, entitled "Self Configuring and Optimisation of Cell Neighbours in Wireless Telecommunications Networks," asserted against mobile devices, together with base stations, operating according to the LTE telecommunications standard. This patent generally relates to cell reporting in wireless telecommunications networks.

3. European Patent No. 2,485,514 entitled "Self Configuring and Optimisation of Cell Neighbours in Wireless Telecommunications Networks," asserted against mobile devices, together with base stations, operating according to the LTE telecommunications standard. This patent generally relates to cell reporting in wireless telecommunications networks.

4. European Patent No. 2,229,744, entitled "Method and Arrangement in a Wireless Communication Network," asserted against mobile devices, together with base stations, operating according to the LTE telecommunications standard. This patent generally relates to status reporting for transmitted data packets in wireless telecommunications networks.

5. European Patent 1,105,991, entitled "Communication Methods and Apparatus Based on Orthogonal Hadamard-Based Sequences Having Selected Correlation Properties," asserted against mobile devices, together with base stations, operating according to the UMTS telecommunications standard. This patent generally relates to cell search procedures and associated encoding and decoding of synchronization channels in wireless telecommunications networks.

6. European Patent No. 1,230,818, entitled "Method for Improving Handovers Between Mobile Communication Systems," asserted against mobile devices operating according to the GSM telecommunications standard. This patent generally relates to cell measurement reporting and conversion between different mobile communication systems.

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