Twenty More Openwave Patents Asserted in Two New Suits
Unwired Planet [NPE] filed two separate suits against Apple and Google, alleging that the defendants’ cloud messaging systems, map and location systems, mobile phones, mobile app systems and services, music players, and tablets each infringe 10 patents related to wireless communications, location based services, and wireless application protocol. The patents asserted against the two defendants in these suits do not overlap. In April 2012, Openwave Systems sold its product business and changed its name to Unwired Planet, retaining ownership of the patents. According to the USPTO, Openwave has been awarded 155 US patents to date. In August 2011, Openwave filed suits in district court and the ITC against Apple and RIM over five patents not among the 20 patents asserted in the two most recently filed suits against Apple and Google. The district court action against Apple and Google was stayed in October 2011 pending resolution of the ITC investigation (ITC-337-TA-809). 9/19, District of Nevada, 3:2012cv00504; 3:2012cv00505.