Court dismisses European $2bn lawsuit against Apple
Court Dismisses European $2bn Lawsuit Against Apple. A German Court Has Reportedly Dismissed The 2 Billion Dollar Lawsuit Filed Against Apple For Allegedly Infringing On A European Patent Essential To 3G And LTE Device
Washington: A German court has reportedly dismissed the 2 billion dollar lawsuit filed against Apple for allegedly infringing on a European patent essential to 3G and LTE devices.
The German company, IPCom, had sought the said damages by arguing that it owned the patents.According to The Verge, Germany's Mannheim regional court dismissed the case, having also dismissed a similar case between IPCom and HTC.
The report said that the rulings were a significant setback for IPCom, a company that owns 1,200 patents related to mobile technologies.
Apple and a group of other major companies, including Nokia, HTC, and Vodafone, previously challenged the patent's validity, but the European Patent Office ultimately held up a narrower version of it last month.The patent covers a technology that allows a device to receive priority on a network in the event of an emergency, even if the network is congested.
IPCom's primary business is licensing these mobile communication patents to manufactures in the industry, and like many other of its patents, this one too had been acquired from another company.