On the February 15 we reported that IPCom who was suing Apple for US$2.2 billion dollars was seeking documents from Apple in a California Subpoena. It was reported at the time that Samsung and Google lawyers were to represent the licensing firm against Apple. Well, that didn't help any being that the German Court threw out the case today finding that there was no infringement.
Two different chambers (panels of judges) of the Mannheim Regional Court just announced a total of three rulings on standard-essential patent (SEP) infringement cases brought by IPCom, a patent licensing firm based in the Munich area that acquired the wireless patent portfolio of Bosch years after the latter had exited the car phone market and is now monetizing it. Today's decisions are, without a doubt, a setback for IPCom's enforcement efforts. For more details on this development, read this report.
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