Seeking $248 million in damages from Apple, wireless company WiLAN was unsuccessful in their attempt to prove that the tech giant infringed on their patent. On Wednesday, an Eastern Texas District Court decided that Apple was in the clear and, in fact, two of the claims made on the patent in question were no longer valid.
WiLAN has a history of initiating lawsuits
against large technology companies, and in the past they have sued Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Apple. A previous lawsuit, which aimed at six companies, resulted in five of them striking deals with WiLAN, but Apple remained the sole defendant.
The company said in a statement “”WiLAN is disappointed with the jury’s decision and is currently reviewing its options with trial counsel, McKool Smith. WiLAN does not believe previous license agreements signed related to the patents are negatively impacted by this decision.”
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