Fed. Circ. Junks $1B Patent Suit Against Qualcomm

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 7:33 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of Gabriel Technologies Corp.'s $1 billion GPS patent suit against Qualcomm Inc., and backed a lower court's order that Gabriel must pay a $12.4 million sanction for bringing a baseless suit with "obvious shortcomings."

The appeals court flatly rejected the argument now-bankrupt Gabriel had raised at oral arguments last month that the judge who granted summary judgment to Qualcomm was biased, affirming the judge's decision in a one-sentence order. The court issued a full opinion upholding U.S. District...
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