Judge Gilstrap Asked to Vacate Prior Rulings in PanOptis Case Against Huawei, to Construe Claims in Suit Against Apple
- March 2, 2020
Category: Patent Litigation Feature
Late last week, Optis Cellular Technology LLC; Optis Wireless Technology, LLC; and PanOptis Patent Management, LLC (collectively, PanOptis) and Huawei notified District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas that they have finalized and executed “an agreement that settles all matters in controversy between them”, concurrently moving the court to vacate both its March 2019 final judgment in the case and its November 2019 opinion finding the case exceptional and awarding attorney fees. The filing seeks an additional 37-day stay to facilitate “certain performance” to “occur by the end of March 2020”. The closure of the case will leave open in the PanOptis campaign only the February 2019 suit against Apple, in which Judge Gilstrap held a claim construction hearing late last week as well.