Apple wins patent infringement case over wireless tech

After two years of litigation, the tech giant is found not to have infringed on WiLAN’s patents

After two years of litigation, Apple won a patent lawsuit case that concerned wireless technology. WiLAN, a patent-assertion entity, sued Apple in 2011, claiming the tech giant had infringed on patents that covered cellular wireless technology, but a Texas jury determined that Apple did not, indeed, infringe.

WiLAN was started in 1992 as a company that developed wireless technology, but in 2006, it transformed its business model into one that involved amassing patents and using them in leverage against large technology firms. This has caused some to label the company as a “patent troll.” 

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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