陪审团:苹果应赔偿WiLan1.45 亿美元,法院:可以只赔1000万美元,或者就赔偿额再行审判

在2018年8月1日在加利福尼亚州南区美国地方法院作出的一项审判判决中,陪审团判决WiLAN赔偿了对于苹果公司侵犯WiLAN的美国专利号8,457,145和8,537,757的赔偿金1.451亿美元。

在2019年1月4日的裁决中,法官Dana Sabraw维持了陪审团的判决,即Apple侵犯了两项WiLAN专利。法院没有降低损害赔偿金,但确实授予WiLAN选择接受减少的赔偿金额为1000万美元,或者仅限于确定损害赔偿金额的新审判。该裁决确认了侵权行为,双方之间的唯一问题仍然是损害赔偿。

换言之,法院判决苹果确实侵权了,但是,赔偿额可能需要重新审判,或者,WiLAN可以选择接受1000万美元的赔偿额。

 

 

WiLAN Provides Litigation Update

01/07/2019

OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Wi-LAN Inc. (“WiLAN”), a Quarterhill Inc. (“Quarterhill”) company (TSX: QTRH) (NASDAQ: QTRH), today provided an update on ongoing litigation. All dollar figures are in U.S. dollars.

In a trial verdict rendered on August 1, 2018 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California a jury awarded WiLAN $145.1 million in damages against Apple Inc. for infringement of WiLAN’s U.S. Patent Nos. 8,457,145 and 8,537,757. In a January 4, 2019 ruling, Judge Dana Sabraw upheld the jury verdict that Apple infringed the two WiLAN patents. The court did not lower the damages award but did grant WiLAN the option to accept either reduced damages in the amount of $10.0 million or a new trial limited to determining the amount of damages only. This ruling confirms infringement and the only issue between the parties remains damages.

The judge also mandated more non-binding settlement discussions between the parties. WiLAN will remain open to a fair and reasonable settlement with Apple while remaining confident of the merits of its damages claims and will continue to assess its various options in the next stages of the litigation process.

About WiLAN
WiLAN, a Quarterhill company, is one of the most successful patent licensing companies in the world and helps companies unlock the value of intellectual property by managing and licensing their patent portfolios. The company operates in a variety of markets including automotive, digital television, Internet, medical, semiconductor and wireless communication technologies. For more information: www.wilan.com.

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