Apple, Microsoft Among 25 Cos. To Settle BU Patent Suits

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 9:09 PM EST) -- The trustees of Boston University have agreed to settle lawsuits with a firm representing 25 companies, including Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc., over their use of a patented semiconductor, the university said Thursday.

The university reached the deal with RPX Corp., a San Francisco risk management solutions firm that helps acquires patent rights from corporations in order to help them avoid lawsuits.

Statements released by Boston University and RPX revealed neither the financial terms of the settlement nor the precise companies involved, but a filing submitted...
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Trustees of Boston University v. Samsung Electronics Company, Limited et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-10659

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Patti B. Saris

Date Filed

March 21, 2013


Case Title

Trustees of Boston University v. Apple, Inc.


Case Number

1:13-cv-11575

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Patti B. Saris

Date Filed

July 2, 2013


Case Title

Trustees of Boston University v. Hewlett-Packard Company


Case Number

1:13-cv-11832

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Patti B. Saris

Date Filed

August 1, 2013


Case Title

Trustees of Boston University v. Canon Inc. et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-12321

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Patti B. Saris

Date Filed

September 20, 2013


Case Title

Trustees of Boston University v. Acer Inc. et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-12325

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Patti B. Saris

Date Filed

September 20, 2013


Case Title

Trustees of Boston University v. AOC International Corp. et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-12326

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Patti B. Saris

Date Filed

September 20, 2013


Case Title

Trustees of Boston University v. ASUSTek Computer Inc. et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-12327

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Patti B. Saris

Date Filed

September 20, 2013


Case Title

Trustees of Boston University v. BenQ Corp. et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-12328

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Patti B. Saris

Date Filed

September 20, 2013


Case Title

Trustees of Boston University v. Blackberry Ltd. et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-12329

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Patti B. Saris

Date Filed

September 20, 2013


Case Title

Trustees of Boston University v. LG Display Co., Ltd. et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-12353

Court

Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Patti B. Saris

Date Filed

September 20, 2013

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