ParkerVision Opens Up Fresh Fronts in Campaign Approaching the Decade Mark

June 28, 2020

2020 has seen the first new cases filed by ParkerVision, Inc. in years, the publicly traded NPE suing Intel (6:20-cv-00108) in the Western District of Texas in early February and TCL (TCL Technology, TTE Technology) (5:20-cv-01030) in the Central District of California in mid-May. Nearly all of the asserted patents belong to the plaintiff’s 100-plus member family, the bulk of which is generally related to “down-converting” electromagnetic signals based on “energy sampling” rather than voltage sampling. Qualcomm has been in suit against ParkerVision over the provision of its baseband processors since 2011, with an Apple case stayed to await the outcome of that litigation, which resumed after a Florida judge set aside a $175M verdict in ParkerVision’s favor—a decision upheld on appeal to the Federal Circuit. The NPE has just dismissed one patent from its February case against Intel in favor of refiling a standalone suit in the same venue (6:20-cv-00562), with ParkerVision targeting Intel cellular modems incorporated into certain iPhone models and the litigation against TCL targeting Wi-Fi modules and chips and television models incorporating them.

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