Federal Circuit Overturns Judgment of Non-Infringement in Unwired Planet Suit Against Apple

  • July 29, 2016

The Federal Circuit has overturned a judgment of non-infringement in Unwired Planet LLC’s infringement suit against Apple (2015-1725). In a precedential opinion issued on July 22, 2016, the court partially vacated multiple summary judgment orders handed down in April and May 2015 by District Judge Vince Chhabria, who had ruled that Apple did not infringe four of the patents-in-suit (6,317,831; 6,321,092; 6,532,446; 6,647,260). However, the Federal Circuit reversed as to three of the asserted patents, holding that Judge Chhabria had relied on improper constructions of certain terms from the ‘446 and ‘260 patents, and that he had applied the wrong legal standard with respect to the ‘092 patent.


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