Vringo Wins Patent Dispute Against ZTE in Germany
Published on: 17th Dec 2013
Ringtone to patent litigator Vringo says that it has secured two developments in its lawsuits against ZTE for patent infringement.
In Germany, the company said that a Court found that certain of ZTE's SDR base stations distributed to E-Plus infringe the German part of a patent owned by Vringo.
The Court ruled that ZTE must cease and desist offering and distributing the infringing base stations that make use of the patent to customers in Germany. The Court also issued a declaratory ruling that ZTE is obliged to pay damages to Vringo for past infringing actions. To determine the amount of damages to be paid, ZTE is ordered to render accounts to Vringo concerning the offering and distribution of infringing devices since June 2006.
The company also said that in India, the Delhi High Court has expedited trial in Vringo's lawsuit against ZTE for infringing two different patents from the German case.
Vringo said that the trial shall be completed within six months from the first day when the matter is listed before the local commissioner. The learned Single Judge may take-up the matter after completion of trial on an expedited basis.