Fed. Circ. Backs Patent Wins For Apple, Samsung, Google

Law360, New York (July 12, 2017, 10:10 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld jury verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas that Apple, Samsung and Google did not infringe digital rights management patents in cases where patent owner ContentGuard Holdings Inc. was seeking a combined total of nearly $1.4 billion.

In two separate nonprecedential opinions, the appeals court rejected arguments by ContentGuard, which is owned by Time Warner Inc. and Pendrell Corp., that Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas erred in his claim construction in the case and allowed the defendants to make improper arguments.

ContentGuard was seeking substantial damages in its cases against the...

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