Papst Licensing Patent Claims Prevail Against Samsung; Infringement Not Willful

According to verdict forms obtained by IPWire, a Tyler, Texas jury ruled in favor of Papst Licensing, agreeing that Samsung infringed US Patent 6,895,449. The invention relates to technology that improves data transfer speed between two wireless devices. The ‘449 patent dates back to 1999, and the technology has been cited by industry leaders like Apple and HP, as well as NASA. In addition, it was subjected to five petitions for Inter Partes Review.

The jury found the patent both infringed and not invalid, awarding damages in the amount of nearly $6m USD. In a separate verict form, the jury decided that Samsung’s infringement was not willful.

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