Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Azure Settles Case against Samsung and Others over Networking Patent

A patent dispute between Azure Network and Samsung has come to an end. Azure, on July, 10, 2012 filed a case against a few technology companies (including Samsung) in the U.S. District Court of Texas claiming that their patent was infringed. The patent involved in the suit was US7756129, entitled ‘Personal area network with automatic attachment and detachment’. The patent was issued on July 13, 2010 and expires[i] by Mar 27, 2020. The patent is currently assigned[ii] to Tri-County Excelsior Foundation (source: MaxVal’s Assignment Database) and Azure is exclusive licensee, as per the complaint. 

The suit said that Samsung infringed the ‘129 patent by manufacturing devices that incorporate Bluetooth High Speed (HS) wireless technology such as WiFi Direct, including Galaxy S III, Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 2, NC110-A03 Netbook, and All in One PC (Model # DP700A3B). 

On May 30, 2013, Judge Michael H. Schneider signed off the judgment ordering all claims and counterclaims be dismissed pursuant to the parties’ joint motion. The costs are to be incurred by the parties themselves and the terms of agreement were not disclosed.

Similarly, other cases filed by Azure against Lenovo, Acer, Asus Computer International, Pantech Wireless, Intel and HP asserting the same patent were concluded by Judge Michael H. Schneider. 

See 6:12-cv-00745 for more details. To get alerts on cases filed/closed, subscribe to our Litigation Alerts.

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[i] Expected expiration date. Patent Term Estimator is a free web-based tool that automatically calculates patent terms and expiration dates for U.S. utility patents.
[ii] MaxVal offers Patent Assignment Alert service where subscribers receive email alerts when assignments relating to target applications, patents or entities of interest are recorded.

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