Samsung loses bid to pause Caltech patent lawsuit above wi-fi chips

  • Caltech beforehand won above $1 bln in relevant lawsuit versus Apple
  • Court docket claims pausing Samsung case for USPTO problems would prejudice university

(Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co failed to encourage an East Texas federal court docket on Friday to pause the California Institute of Technology’s superior-stakes patent lawsuit towards it though it troubles the patents’ validity at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Workplace.

U.S. District Choose Rodney Gilstrap mentioned halting the lawsuit till the Patent Trial and Charm Board reviews the patents would unnecessarily delay the courtroom situation and prejudice Caltech.

Caltech experienced no remark on the choice. Associates for Samsung and Caltech did not right away react to a ask for for comment.

Caltech sued Samsung right after it won a $1.1 billion California jury verdict in 2020 in opposition to Apple and Broadcom in a dispute above some of the exact patents. A U.S. appeals court docket tossed the verdict past yr and remanded for a new trial on damages.

The school’s 2021 lawsuit alleges Samsung’s Galaxy telephones, tablets, watches and Wi-Fi-enabled Samsung products like televisions and refrigerators infringe its info-transmission patents.

Caltech has separately sued Microsoft, Dell and HP about the patents. Samsung challenged their validity at the USPTO final year.

Samsung questioned the Texas court docket to freeze Caltech’s situation against it right until the critiques complete, arguing the lawsuit was at an early phase and the PTAB decisions would simplify the challenges.

But Gilstrap explained Friday that pausing the circumstance would “do very little more than attract out the time to demo,” and that he could not decide irrespective of whether the PTAB issues would simplify the lawsuit because the board experienced not however made a decision regardless of whether to listen to them.

Gilstrap also mentioned a pause would “require the get-togethers to sink additional assets into the case,” which has currently been going on for above a calendar year, “all the when postponing Caltech’s vindication of its patent rights.”

The Texas case is scheduled to go to demo in September. The board’s final decisions on patent validity would be because of in November.

The scenario is California Institute of Technology v. Samsung Electronics Co, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, No. 2:21-cv-00446.

For Caltech: Dan Shih, Kalpana Srinivasan, Shawn Blackburn, Daniel Wilson and Tamar Lusztig of Susman Godfrey

For Samsung: Greg Arovas, Robert Appleby, Ed Donovan, Chris Mizzo, Mike Pearson, John Rhine, Nichole DeJulio, and Eric Hayes of Kirkland & Ellis

Go through far more:

Right after profitable $1 bln in Apple circumstance, Caltech sues Samsung more than exact patents

CalTech wins $1.1 billion jury verdict in patent case in opposition to Apple, Broadcom

Apple, Broadcom win new trial in $1.1 bln Caltech patent circumstance

U.S. Supreme Court docket asks for gov’t views on blockbuster Apple/Caltech patent dispute

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