Yesterday, a package of five patents filed a patent application against Apple. These devices do nothing. They bought six of the 7 patents from Samsung, LG and Panasonic. The trolls say in their complaint that "The parties' license negotiations have been unsuccessful for the simple reason that Apple refuses to pay FRAND royalties for the plaintiff's valuable patent portfolios." All Apple smartphones since the iPhone 5 and the new Apple Watch 4 series support the LTE standard and must therefore pay FRAND royalties to these trolls.
The seven patents in this case are as follows:
8,005,154 A Samsung patent entitled: "Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving shared control channel message in a wireless communication system using orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access." 1
8,019,332 An LG patent entitled "Method of transmission and reception of control information through PDCCH."
8,102,833 An LG patent entitled "Method for transferring uplink signals."
8,385,284 A Panasonic patent entitled: "Control channel signaling using a common signal format for transport format and redundancy version."
8.411.557 A Panasonic patent entitled: "Mobile Station Device and Random Access Method."
8,989,290: An undeveloped planet: "Mode switch between SU-MIMO and MU-MIMO."
Straightener based on 8 counts
Count in: PATENT SEARCH OFF & # 39; 154 PATENT
TELL II: PATENT POWER OF 332 PATENT
TELL III: PATENT POWER OF & # 39; 284 PATENT
TELL IV: PATENT POWER OF 557 PATENT
TELL V: PATENT POWER OF THE & # 39; PATENT
Count VI: PATENT-FREE BREAKDOWN OF & 839 PATENT
COUNT VI: PATENT POWER OFF & # 39; 833 PATENT
COUNCIL VII: PATENT POWER OF 290 PATENT
COUNCIL VIII: DECLARING JUDGMENT WHICH THE PLAIN PARTIES DO NOT HAVE
WHICH ARE OR COMPETITIVE
Below is a copy of the formal complaint filed against Apple with the court in a Scribd document given because of Patently Apple.
The trolls will be forced to file patent infringement cases in other courts where it will be more difficult in theory for trolls to win their cases as easy as they are in East Texas.
Whether this case will be the last to be held in East Texas or if Apple will attempt to get the premises changed when the stores are closed in April is unknown at the moment.