LG’s $3.5 Million Worth Of Patent Violations
The soon to be out in the market G5 Smartphone from LG found some really bad news when court releases a court order telling them to pay around $3.5 million for Core Wireless Licensing, this is a subsidiary Conversant Intellectual Property Management.
For the record, Core Wireless holds patents for its 2G, 3G, and the 4G LTE technologies, alleged LG infringed its patents relate to Smartphone interface of the user. The judges not just found its patents as valid, but with Core Wireless, it awards the $3.5 million worth of past damages. In addition, the Core Wireless will also ask US Court District Judge Rodney Gilstrap to award 10 cents for future sale of its infringing products from LG.
Unsurprisingly, the company’s CEO John Lindgren unexpected expressed his satisfaction with the court verdict, thanking “court and jury for its efforts ensuring LG compensates Core Wireless for value of inventions they use.”
This is not Core Wireless’ first win in court system when comes to issue on patents, however. Back in the year 2012, the company sues Apple for almost $100 million due to patent infringement case. However, the federal court Texas ruled favor to Apple, saying that no evidence Apple infringed Core Wireless’ patents.
As this case, we are not if LG will then appeal with the decision.