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Sony and HTC win battle in patent troll war, prevails in lawsuit filed by WiLAN

Sony and HTC win battle against notorious patent troll WiLAN

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Jul 16, 2013 9:33 pm

Score another one for the good guys. Today, HTC and Sony both claimed a major victory in the patent wars when a federal jury ruled that neither company infringed on any of the four patents that WiLAN had sued them over. Other lawsuit victors include Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson.

 

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Alcatel-Lucent managed to beat three wireless base station claims, while Sony and HTC also had to face a fourth claim involving handset technology. Both companies said that they believed that WiLAN was greatly over exaggerating the scope of its patent while Alcatel-Lucent stated that it believed the company was stretching the boundaries of its patents.

 

WiLAN is pretty much considered to be nothing more than a patent troll and has been fighting lawsuits similar to this for many years including one in which Intel reportedly agreed to pay a large settlement on. WiLAN said that it was disappointed by the decision and that it still has pending litigation against Time Warner, Comcast, and others with similar claims of patent infringement.

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