LUXEMBOURG – Feb 29, 2012 - Core Wireless
Licensing S.a.r.l. (“Core Wireless”) today announced that it has initiated
patent infringement litigation against Apple, Inc. in the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division.
Core Wireless alleges that wireless communications devices sold by Apple,
including the Apple iPad and iPad2, and Apple’s iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S models,
practice a variety of technologies covered by standards essential patents
owned by Core Wireless.
Core Wireless owns a portfolio of 400 patent families, consisting of
approximately 2,000 wireless patents and patent applications. The patents
and patent applications cover technologies used in a wide range of mobile
communications devices and services. One hundred of the patent families,
consisting of approximately 1,200 patents and applications, have been
declared essential to second, third and fourth-generation communications
standards, including GSM (Global Systems for Mobile communications),
UMTS / WCDMA (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service / Wide-Band
Code Division Multiple Access) and LTE (Long Term Evolution). The
balance of the portfolio consists of approximately 800 wireless
Core Wireless alleges that Apple’s iPad and iPhone products infringe
eight of Core Wireless’s U.S. patents. The patents-in-suit are all standards
essential. Core Wireless is seeking judgment that the patents have been
and/or continue to be infringed, enhanced damages, mandatory future royalties
on current and future Apple products that infringe the patents-in-suit,
and other remedies.
“Core Wireless owns one of the world’s strongest wireless patent portfolios
– including patents that are fundamental to the operation of global 2G, 3G
and 4G wireless networks,” said Phil Shaer, Manager, Core Wireless. “We are
asserting that because certain Apple products infringe Core Wireless’ patents,
Apple must compensate Core Wireless for the value of the inventions they are
using. Accordingly, we are seeking a global licensing solution.”
About Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
Headquartered in Luxembourg, Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l. owns a major
portfolio of 2,000 wireless patents and patent applications. Core Wireless
has a regular and established place of business and does business relating to
the patents-in-suit in connection with its wholly owned subsidiary, Core
Wireless Licensing Ltd. of Plano, Texas. Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
is a wholly owned subsidiary of MOSAID Technologies Inc., one of the world’s
leading intellectual property management companies.
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