Pantech Can't Duck Login Patent Case Over Flex Smartphone

Law360, Los Angeles (March 24, 2014, 5:26 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Friday refused to trim Tierra Intelectual Borinquen Inc.'s infringement suit against Pantech Wireless Inc. over patents that cover cellphone pass codes, ruling that TIB was not required to allege Pantech knew about its patents before the suit was filed.

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap denied Pantech’s motion to dismiss TIB’s suit claiming Pantech’s Flex smartphone infringed its patents for user-selected login systems and signatures. Pantech had claimed that it did not know about the patents during the phone’s design, but Judge...
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