Samsung Infringed Licensing Co.'s Patent, Owes $5.9M

Law360 (November 7, 2018, 9:38 PM EST) -- An Eastern District of Texas jury has slapped Samsung with a $5.9 million verdict, finding it infringed two claims of German intellectual property licensing company Papst's patent covering data transfers that occur in smartphones and tablets.

After deliberating for roughly four hours following a five-day trial, the Tyler, Texas, jury returned at roughly 5:20 p.m. Monday with a verdict in favor of plaintiff Papst Licensing Gmbh & Co. KG, finding that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. had infringed claims 1 and 17 of the patent, according to the case docket.

The jury also found that Samsung had failed to prove that the...

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