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Patent Infringement News

Creative Subsidiary ZiiLabs Sues Samsung and Apple for Patent Infringement

March 17, 2014 - Creative Technology Ltd. announced that its subsidiary ZiiLabs Inc., Ltd. filed suit against Apple and Samsung on March 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

SanDisk Awarded $28.5 Million in Patent Dispute with PNY Technologies

March 12, 2014 - SanDisk Corporation announced that a Santa Clara County jury awarded SanDisk $28.5 million in damages for PNY's breach of its patent license agreement. The jury found that PNY had failed to pay SanDisk amounts owed for the right to license SanDisk's intellectual property.

Intellectual Ventures' Patent Lawsuit Against Bank of America Dismissed by Federal Judge

March 10, 2014 - A patent lawsuit accusing Bank of America (BofA) of infringing patents related to online billing has been dismissed by a U.S. District judge in North Carolina because plaintiff Intellectual Ventures (IV) did not include any facts to back up its claim that BofA knew that visitors to its website would be infringing IV's patents. IV originally filed suit against BofA and a handful of other banks in June 2013.

Mistrial Declared in Patent Lawsuit Between Palo Alto Networks and Juniper Networks

March 7, 2014 - Juniper Networks filed a patent lawsuit against Palo Alto Networks, but a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware declared a mistrial in the suit when the jury failed to reach a verdict. The Court has not yet scheduled a new trial date for this matter, but the lawsuit - which was filed in December 2011 - is still pending.

DuPont Awarded $18 Million in Attorney Fees in Trade Secret Lawsuit

February 26, 2014 - Yesterday a federal judge ruled that Kolon Industries Inc. must pay over $18 million in attorneys' fees to DuPont Co. in a case involving trade secrets that Kolon obtained illegally from former DuPont employees.

White House Announces Initiatives Against Abusive Patent Lawsuits

The Obama Administration is in the process of launching initiatives aimed at helping inventors who need legal help filing patents and/or defendants who have been targeted by patent assertion entities (PAEs), the latest term for what is commonly called a patent troll. PAEs are defined as businesses that center their business model on patent lawsuits and demand letters.

Apple and Samsung Fail to Reach Agreement in Mediation Talks

February 22, 2014 - Apple and Samsung's top executives attended a meeting hosted by a mediator earlier this month, but were unable to come to an agreement in the two-year-old patent lawsuit.

GE Lighting Settles Patent Lawsuit with CRS Electronics

February 13, 2014 - GE Lighting settled with CRS Electronics, ending a patent infringement lawsuit that began in December 2012.

GE alleged that CRS infringed two U.S. patents, 6,799,864 and 6,787,999, related to LED lamp heat sink designs and methods of replacing existing lamps with these designs. CRS agreed to take a license under the two patents.

Canon Files 11 Patent Infringement Lawsuits

February 10, 2014 - Canon filed 11 patent lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against 18 companies who manufacture, distribute and/or sell toner cartridges that Canon claims infringe nine of its patents.

Apple's A7 Processor Subject of New Patent Infringement Lawsuit

February 3, 2014 - The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) filed a patent suit against Apple, claiming that Apple's newest A7 processor infringes U.S. Patent No. 5,781,752, entitled "Table Based Data Speculation Circuit for Parallel Processing Computer." WARF alleges that Apple's iPhone 5S, iPad Air, and iPad Mini with Retina Display each use Apple's newest A7 processor and thus infringe the '752 patent.