Monday, October 21, 2013

Lawsuits against Apple over iPhone 5s and 5c Ends

Cases Filed: Sep 26, 2013

Cases Closed: Oct 15, 2013

Court: California Northern District Court

Patents in suit:

Patent Number
Current Assignee[i]
Issued Date
Expiration Date[ii]
Sep 20, 2005
Dec 15, 2020
OFDMA with adaptive subcarrier-cluster configuration and selective loading
Nov 18, 2008
Dec 15, 2020
OFDMA with adaptive subcarrier-cluster configuration and selective loading
 Source: MaxVal’s Assignment Database

Two patent infringement suits were filed separately by Adaptix against Apple and AT&T (3:13-cv-04468) and the other against Apple and Cellco Partnership (3:13-cv-04469) claiming that 2 of their patents were infringed. Both the patents relate to the field of wireless communications and more particularly to multi-cell, multi-subscriber wireless systems using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM).

Both the complaints stated that defendants directly/ indirectly infringed claims of the ‘212 and ‘748 patents by manufacturing computerized devices including the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, thereby being liable for infringement of the Adaptix patents.

“Defendants’ infringement has caused damage to Adaptix, which infringement and damage will continue unless until they are enjoined”, as pointed out in the complaint. Whereof, Adaptix requested entry of judgment in its favor, a permanent injunction barring the infringement of the patents-in-suit, compensatory damages, pre- and post-judgment interest on damages, as well as attorneys' fees and litigation costs.

On Oct 14, plaintiff Adaptix filed a notice of voluntary dismissal for both the cases, pursuant to which the Court granted dismissal without prejudice, thereby closing the cases.
See 3:13-cv-04468 and 3:13-cv-04469 for more details. To get alerts on cases filed/closed, subscribe to our Litigation Alerts.

* Expected expiration date using Patent Term Estimator, use our free tool or download our free Android app on Google Play Store.

[i] MaxVal offers Patent Assignment Alert service where subscribers receive email alerts when assignments relating to target applications, patents or entities of interest are recorded.
[ii] 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. 

No comments:

Post a Comment