EDTX Jury Hits HP Spinoff With $172.6M Patent Verdict

By Dorothy Atkins (March 8, 2021, 3:38 PM EST) -- A Texas federal jury has handed Wapp Tech LP a $172.6 million win in its suit against a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. spinoff and its parent, finding that the companies' software infringed three of Wapp Tech's mobile app-design patents.

After a five-day trial and less than three hours of deliberations, a unanimous jury held Friday that the HPE spinoff Seattle SpinCo Inc., its parent company Micro Focus (US) Inc. and three subsidiaries were liable for willfully infringing three Wapp Tech patents, which could warrant treble damages.

The verdict is the latest chapter in a legal battle that Canadian company Wapp Tech launched...

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