Apple scores patent litigation victory in Germany

$2 billion patent infringement lawsuit dismissed

Apple has faced its share of patent infringement suits over the past few years. In fact, a recent study shows that the tech giant was one of the top three biggest targets for patent trolls last year, and has been embroiled in an ongoing patent dispute with Samsung. All of this legal wrangling has taken a toll on the company, so Apple is likely very happy with a recent victory it scored in a German courtroom. 

IPCom GmbH & Co KG claimed that Apple infringed on two of its patents that related to technology that prioritized calls on mobile networks, asking for over $2 billion. But on Feb. 28, a court in Mannheim, Germany tossed out the lawsuit, ruling that Apple was not guilty of infringement in this case. In addition to Apple’s victory, HTC won a dismissal against IPCom as well.

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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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