Texas Court Enters Judgment in Papst Campaign as DC Defendants Seek End to Cases There Through Collateral Estoppel

  • July 12, 2020
  • Category: In Case You Missed It
    Market Sector: Mobile Communications and Devices

Last week, District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III entered final judgment against Samsung based on a November 2018 jury verdict in litigation brought by German patent licensing firm Papst Licensing GmbH & Company Kg. That Eastern District of Texas jury found that Samsung had infringed a single patent through the provision of certain mobile devices and awarded $5.9M in damages, finding in a concurrent verdict that the infringement was not willful. Papst has notified the District of DC, which is overseeing a separate leg of this campaign targeting multiple camera makers, of the final judgment, and which is considering a motion filed by the defendants there that asks the court to apply collateral estoppel to invalidate the same patent ruled in Texas to have been infringed.


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