MTel Sues Apple for a Second Time Following Success at Trial
- November 24, 2014
Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC (MTel) sued Apple for the second time (2:14-cv-01057), asserting patents used in the previous suit against the company (5,754,946; 5,809,428). The patents relate to transmitting truncated messages to a mobile phone, such as an e-mail header, and delivering the rest of the message upon user request. The patents-in-suit are part of a group of seven patents asserted by MTel, against Apple, in April 2013. That case went to trial earlier this month with six patents still at issue. The jury found that Apple infringed five of the asserted patents, including the two patents asserted in this new litigation. The previous suit accused Apple’s mobile devices and tablets that support messaging services of infringing the patents-in-suit, and the newer versions of those products are accused in this suit.