Intellectual Ventures Wins USD 43 Million Patent Claim against T-Mobile and Ericsson

Intellectual Ventures Wins USD 43 Million Patent Claim against T-Mobile and Ericsson

2019/2/25

A jury has awarded IP licensing company Intellectual Ventures USD 43 million after finding telecoms companies T-Mobile and Ericsson infringed three of its patents. The verdict, announced on February 20, by Intellectual Ventures’ counsel, said T-Mobile and Ericsson had infringed patents used for wireless services for the long-term evolution network (LTE). The patents in dispute were US numbers 6,628,629; 7,412,517, and RE46,206. T-Mobile and Ericsson had challenged the claims of the ‘206 and ‘629 patents as patent-ineligible subject matter, but the jury determined that the companies “failed to provide convincing evidence” that the claims in Intellectual Ventures’ patents were invalid. In its February 8 decision, a US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas jury awarded Intellectual Ventures USD 34 million against T-Mobile and USD 9 million against Ericsson. The case dates to September 2017, when Intellectual Ventures said T-Mobile and Ericsson performed methods claimed by its patents during the installation, testing and operation of the T-Mobile network.

Source: WIPR




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