Favoring HTC, Judge Finds Wireless Patents Unenforceable

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge found Thursday that Intellect Wireless Inc. made false statements to a patent examiner that rendered unenforceable two wireless messaging patents it accused HTC Corp. of infringing, and dismissed the patent holding company's lawsuit.

U.S. District Judge William T. Hart ruled that Intellect Wireless engaged in inequitable conduct by making deceptive statements to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office while the company's application was under consideration. The judge added that the plaintiff did not take adequate steps to correct the record and make the USPTO aware of the errors in the information provided to the patent examiner....

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