AT&T has been ordered to pay Two-Way Media LLC $27.5 million after a jury in a U.S. District Court in San Diego determined its U-verse service used technology that infringed on two Two-Way Media patents covering online audio and video streaming.
Ericsson remained unfazed by the latest salvo fired by Samsung Electronics in the dispute between the two network manufacturers over patents, saying it was still confident it would win the legal battle.
Google on Wednesday filed a lawsuit charging that BT infringed on four of its patents, contradicting its previous stance that suing other companies over patents is an "attack on innovation."
Unwired Planet, formerly Openwave Systems, purchased a portfolio of nearly 2,000 patents from Ericsson, including intellectual property relating to 2G, 3G and LTE technologies.
AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink--three of the largest U.S. incumbent telcos--are in the midst of a patent war with Brandywine Communications Technologies, a patent holding company.
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Apple suffered a patent litigation setback in a German court, which ruled that Samsung Electronics and Motorola Mobility had not infringed on technology related to touchscreen functions.
A federal appeals court has reiterated a lower court's decision that Verizon should pay about $260 million to interactive TV vendor ActiveVideo Networks for infringing on its interactive TV and video-on-demand patents with its FiOS TV service. The court also said that the telco must pay future royalties to ActiveVideo as well.
ActiveVideo said it expects to receive $260 million in damages from Verizon, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court's ruling that found that the telco had violated ActiveVideo's patents involving interactive TV and video on demand technology with its FiOS TV service.