Apple Demands Mistrial In Wi-LAN Patent Feud

Law360, Los Angeles (October 21, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. wants a Texas federal judge to declare a mistrial in its patent infringement battle with Wi-LAN Inc., saying Monday that the litigious technology licensing company had improperly biased a jury by twice asking a question it had agreed not to ask in trial.

During testimony on Oct. 15, Apple contends, Wi-LAN litigators asked a witness why the tech giant hadn’t obtained a so-called opinion of counsel to determine whether it was infringing the patent. The witness declined to answer the question, according to the...
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