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