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Patent Infringement News

Newegg Ordered to Pay $2.3 Million to TQP Development

November 27, 2013 - Online retailer Newegg was the loser in a patent lawsuit against non-practicing entity TQP Development. A Texas jury rejected Newegg's claim that TQP's patent on Web encryption was invalid and ordered Newegg to pay TQP $2.3 million, which was less than half the amount of damages TQP had requested.

TQP has also used the patent successfully against Microsoft, Amazon and other companies, and has collected over $40 million in settlements.

Samsung Requests Mistrial Citing "Racist" Remark by Apple Attorney

November 20, 2013 - Samsung Electronics has requested a mistrial in a retrial over how much Samsung owes Apple for patent infringement, and it's due to a remark the South Korean company construed as racially tinged.

Home Depot, J.C. Penney, Toys 'R' Us Win Patent Infringement Suits Against Alexsam Inc.

November 6, 2013 - Home Depot Inc., J.C. Penney Co. and Toys 'R' Us Inc. won their patent lawsuits with Alexsam Inc. by default. When a judge denied Alexsam's request to delay the October 22 trial so Alexsam could find new lawyers, Alexsam dropped its suit against the three retailers.

Patriot Scientific Wins Patent Lawsuit Against HTC

October 31, 2013 - Patriot Scientific Corporation prevailed in its patent suit against HTC Corporation, which was found to have infringed Patriot's US 5,809,336 patent. The patent is part of a larger portfolio of U.S., Japanese and European patents that is known as the Moore Microprocessor Patent (MMP) portfolio.

A jury in the U.S. District Court of Northern California found that HTC's devices infringed multiple claims of the '336 patent, and awarded Patriot $959,000 in damages.

TouchTunes Wins Patent Lawsuit Against Arachnid, Inc.

October 28, 2013 - A patent infringement lawsuit that began in 2007 has been decided in favor of TouchTunes Interactive Networks, an interactive out-of-home entertainment network whose mobile app allows users to control jukeboxes in over 60,000 bars and restaurants in North America via the user's smart phone.

The federal judge presiding over the case found that TouchTunes had not infringed any of the patents that Arachnid, Inc. claimed were infringed.

Qualcomm Loses $173 Million to ParkerVision in Patent Suit

October 25, 2013 - ParkerVision Inc. was awarded $173 million by a federal jury in its patent suit against Qualcomm Inc. That's the largest jury verdict in a patent lawsuit in 2013, but it still falls well short of the $500 million ParkerVision had requested.

KFx Medical Wins $29 Million in Patent Infringement Suit

October 10, 2013 - KFx Medical, a San Diego-based company that develops bone implant products, was awarded $29 million in a patent infringement lawsuit against its rival Arthrex Inc. At trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, the jury found that Arthrex willfully infringed KFx's patents relating to knotless double row rotator cuff repair.

Macronix Files Patent Suit Against Spansion

October 3, 2013 - Chipmaker Macronix International Co., Inc. filed a patent lawsuit against Spansion LLC and Spansion Inc. for infringing seven Macronix patents related to flash memory chips, including the manufacturing, security, circuit designs and other aspects of flash memory chips.

Macronix has requested both monetary damages and an injunction to prohibit Spansion from continuing to infringe the patents.

Russia Allows Patent Infringement Lawsuits to Continue Even if the Patent is Ruled Partially Invalid

September 20, 2013 - The Russian patent system is divided into one venue for patent infringement proceedings (the Russian court system) and another venue for determining patent validity and revoking patents (the Chamber for Patent Disputes).

Google, Motorola and Samsung Sued for Patent Infringement by Corel Subsidiary

September 16, 2013 - Micrografx, a graphics software company that is owned by Corel - the maker of CorelDraw and WordPerfect - filed two separate patent infringement lawsuits against Google, its subsidiary Motorola, and Samsung over three graphics patents. Micrografx claims the companies are infringing the patents by running Google Maps and Chrome Browser on Android devices.