Thursday, December 12, 2013

LG, Cellport End Patent Litigation

Case Filed: Jan 24, 2013

Case Closed: Dec 09, 2013

Court: Colorado District Court

Judge: R. Brooke Jackson

Case Summary:
Cellport filed a complaint against LG for violating their patents relating to mobile communications. The patent involved in this suit is: US6122514 entitled ‘Communications channel selection’, issued on Sep 19, 2000 and expiring[*] by Jan 03, 2017. CellPort is the current assignee[†] of the patent (Source: MaxVal’s Assignment Database). CellPort develops and licenses wireless communication architectures and connectivity solutions that connect wireless phones to home, office, hand-held and automotive environments worldwide.

The patent in suit relates to communicating data over one or more selected network channels, particularly where such a communication involves a mobile unit. The complaint alleged that the defendant infringes the patent by using a method of sending videos and/or pictures in conjunction with the data connection and/or file transmission management features in the accused products, which directly infringes the ‘514 patent. Cellport said LG have had actual knowledge of the ‘514 patent and willfully ignored the patent.

The suit cites LG Optimus 3D, LG Thrill 4G (at least the P-925 model) and other cell phones as the infringing products.

The case is now concluded as the parties agreed to settle the dispute. On Dec 06, Cellport filed stipulation of dismissal pursuant to which the Court ordered all the claims and counterclaims in this action dismissed with prejudice with each party bearing its own attorneys’ fees and costs.

See 1:13-cv-00175 for more details. To get alerts on cases filed/closed, subscribe to our Litigation Alerts.

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[*] 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.
[†] 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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