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Cisco and Innovatio settle WiFi standard essential patent case

Posted in Appeals, District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities
Yesterday Cisco and Innovatio filed an Agreed Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice based on settlement of their litigation involving Innovatio WiFi standard essential patents.  Cisco’s Mark Chandler issued a statement indicating that the case settled for $2.7 million, or about 3.2 cents for 85 million devices even though Judge Holderman ruled that a RAND royalty would … Continue Reading

Judge Stark bifurcates Blu-ray SEP case to determine essentiality and FRAND rate before liability issues (One Blue v. Imitation, D. Del. 1:13-cv-917)

Posted in Court Orders, District Courts, Litigation
Yesterday Judge Stark followed an approach used by Judge Holdeman in the Innovatio WiFi case by bifurcating FRAND issues from liability where essentiality and a RAND royalty rate will be tried first in hopes the result will spur settlement, followed by discovery and trial on liability issues if still necessary.  Recall that this case arose … Continue Reading

LSI’s Reply Comments in ITC’s review of RAND ruling in LSI-Realtek investigation (Inv. No. 337-TA-837)

Posted in Uncategorized
We previously discussed the opening comments filed by Complainant LSI in the International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation of whether Realtek and Funai infringe LSI’s alleged 802.11 and H.264 standard essential patents (SEPs). To recap, the ALJ’s initial determination found the SEP patents were not infringed but rejected RAND-based defenses. The Commission decided to review the ALJ’s … Continue Reading

Innovatio Settles Litigation with Motorola and SonicWall after RAND Ruling, but Others Remain

Posted in District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities
Since Judge Holderman’s September 27, 2013 order setting a RAND rate in the sprawling Innovatio WiFi litigation (see our October 3 post), two of the five major device manufacturers involved in the case have settled-out.  Motorola settled with Innovatio after a November 22nd settlement conference and was dismissed on December 17th.  Less than a week later, … Continue Reading

Funai’s Comments in ITC’s review of RAND ruling in LSI-Realtek investigation (Inv. No. 337-TA-837)

Posted in International Trade Commission, Litigation, Uncategorized
Our prior posts discussed Complainant LSI’s comments and respondent Realtek’s comments in the ITC’s investigation of whether Realtek and Funai infringe LSI’s alleged standard essential patents (SEPs).  These comments were submitted in response to the Commission’s request for information on various issues to aid in its review of the ALJ’s conclusion that Realtek and Funai did not … Continue Reading

Realtek’s Comments in ITC’s review of RAND ruling in LSI-Realtek investigation (Inv. No. 337-TA-837)

Posted in Appeals, International Trade Commission, Litigation, Uncategorized
We previously discussed the comments filed by complainant LSI in the International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation of whether Realtek and Funai infringe LSI’s alleged 802.11 and H.264 standard essential patents (SEPs).  The ALJ’s initial determination found the SEP patents were not infringed but otherwise rejected RAND-based defenses.  The Commission then decided to review the ALJ’s … Continue Reading

Reminder/Correction: Complimentary Webinar Thu. Noon on Lessons Learned From Litigated Royalty Rates on Standard Essential Patents

Posted in Court Orders, District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities, Uncategorized, Webinar
Reminder (and correcting some email notices) that the Essential Patent Blog and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP will host a complimentary webinar on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 12pm Eastern to discuss the import of Judge Holderman’s Oct. 3 RAND opinion in the Innovatio IP Ventures Patent Litigation and comparison with Judge Robart’s RAND methodology from the Microsoft v. Motorola litigation.  Some … Continue Reading

Complimentary Webinar: Lessons Learned From Litigated Royalty Rates on Standard Essential Patents

Posted in Court Orders, District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities, Uncategorized, Webinar
Please join the Essential Patent Blog and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP for a complimentary webinar on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 12:00pm Eastern to discuss the import of Judge Holderman’s recent RAND decision in the In re Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC Patent Litigation.  Judge Holderman’s October 3rd decision is only the second U.S. district court … Continue Reading

PUBLIC version of Judge Holderman’s RAND determination in Innovatio WiFi SEP litigation

Posted in Court Orders, District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities, Uncategorized
Today the court posted the public version of Judge Holderman’s 89-page ruling on what constitutes RAND for Innovatio’s WiFi patents — posted much sooner than anticipated in our earlier post.  The court applied a modified version of Judge Robart’s methodology to determine the RAND rate to be paid by manufacturers of WiFi equipment for nineteen of Innovatio’s … Continue Reading

Judge issues “essential” first-of-its-kind ruling, finding all of Innovatio’s WiFi-related patent claims to be 802.11-essential (and subject to RAND obligations)

Posted in District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities
The sprawling patent infringement action in the Northern District of Illinois involving Innovatio IP Ventures is often in the headlines not because it involves standard-essential patents, but because it involves (in part) patent infringement claims brought by a non-practicing entity (Innovatio) against “end users” (coffee shops, hotels, restaurants, etc.).  But last Friday, Judge James F. … Continue Reading

Scope of IEEE RAND obligations a hotly-contested issue in Innovatio IP Ventures WiFi patent litigation

Posted in District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities
As many of you are aware, a non-practicing entity named Innovatio IP Ventures has been engaged in a widespread licensing and litigation campaign over WiFi-related patents that were formerly owned by Broadcom.  As a result, Innovatio has become embroiled in litigation with several suppliers of WiFi-compliant devices (Cisco, Motorola Solutions, Netgear) in the Northern District … Continue Reading

Innovatio argues that WiFi Suppliers misinterpret IEEE definition of “essentiality,” scope of RAND obligations

Posted in District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities
Last week we covered the dispute between Innovatio IP Ventures and Cisco, Motorola Solutions, and NETGEAR (the “WiFi Suppliers”) over the essentiality and non-essentiality of various 802.11-related patent claims asserted by Innovatio.  The WiFi suppliers argued that all of Innovatio’s asserted patents were essential to the 802.11 family of wireless networking standards, and therefore subject … Continue Reading

Innovatio, WiFi suppliers clash over over “essentiality” of Innovatio 802.11 patents

Posted in District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities
An issue that often comes up in standard-essential patent litigation is “essentiality” — whether the asserted claims are actually necessary to practice the technological standard that forms the basis of the infringement allegations.  This is important for at least two reasons: first, because if the claim is not actually necessary to practice the standard, an … Continue Reading

RANDomness

Posted in RANDomness
A couple weeks back, we noted a bid by Cisco, Motorola Solutions, and NETGEAR to expedite an appeal of their unsuccessful unfair competition claims against non-practicing entity Innovatio IP Ventures LLC.  At a status hearing yesterday, however, Chief Judge James F. Holderman of the Northern District of Illinois denied the parties’ motion for entry of final … Continue Reading

Wi-Fi suppliers seek to facilitate quick appeal of dismissal of RICO, unfair competition claims against Innovatio

Posted in District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities
Last month, Judge James F. Holderman dismissed various claims brought by Cisco, Motorola Solutions, and NETGEAR against Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC over Innovatio’s vast licensing and litigation campaign relating to the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard.  These suppliers claimed that Innovatio — in threatening the suppliers’ customers and bringing litigation over standard-essential patents — violated various … Continue Reading

Innovatio Update: Wi-Fi manufacturers’ RICO, unfair competition claims targeting Innovatio rejected, but RAND issues remain

Posted in Antitrust, Court Orders, District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities
We’ve previously discussed the wide-ranging assertion activities of Innovatio IP Ventures LLC, a non-practicing entity that has targeted thousands of companies across the country over patents related to the IEEE 802.11 wireless networking (Wi-Fi) standard.  And due to an amended complaint filed in October 2012 by Motorola Solutions, Cisco, and Netgear in the Northern District … Continue Reading

Catching up on…Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC’s Litigation Activities

Posted in District Courts, Litigation, Non-Practicing Entities
Because so many SEP-related issues have arisen over the past year, we will periodically revisit some of the more noteworthy occurrences with a brief post.  In this post, we explore recent and ongoing patent assertion activities of Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC. On February 28, 2011, Broadcom Corporation assigned 31 U.S. patents to a company named Innovatio IP … Continue Reading
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