At Trial, HTC Says Intellect Wireless Patents Unenforceable

Law360, Chicago (June 5, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT) -- Opening an Illinois bench trial, HTC Corp. said Tuesday that two Intellect Wireless Inc. patents covering picture text messaging technology are unenforceable because false statements were made to the patent examiner, while Intellect said it had no intent to deceive.

Intellect Wireless brought the patent infringement suit in 2009, and the companies are now doing battle in a bench trial over only HTC's counterclaim of inequitable conduct by the patents' inventor, Daniel Henderson, and their prosecuting attorney, Robert Tendler.

HTC alleges they submitted Henderson's sworn declarations to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office containing false and misleading representations in order to...

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