Fractus V. Samsung — The Plot Thickens

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 1:36 AM EST) -- In a dispute that has more twists and turns than the Keystone Cops, the traditional roles of patent owner and challenger have been reversed and turned upside down, all in the hope of being the first to achieve a final judgment at the Federal Circuit.

In May of 2009, Fractus SA sued Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in the Eastern District of Texas for infringement of various of its patents on antennas. On May 11, 2011, a jury awarded Fractus $23 million against Samsung. The trial judge...
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