The company Core Wireless has won a lawsuit from Apple accusing it of violating patents. The plaintiff operated the patents of Nokia company, which in 2011 gave her the right to part of its patent portfolio.
At the end of 2013, the European regulator has warned Nokia from “abusing” its patent portfolio patents, saying that after its mobile division is sold to Microsoft, the Finnish company will be under the gun in case you try to benefit from patents. Nokia otherwise dispose of the patents — about 2000 of them were sold a “patent Troll” Core Wireless.
In recent years, the term “patent Troll” is used to describe legal entities that have turned aggressive presentation of patent claims in the way of earnings and private business. Originally an employee of Intel, introduced into circulation the term, used the term “patent extortionist”, but it is not widely received.
Do “trolls” prefer to be called patent dealers, markteconomie persons, non-producing patent owners or just dealers patents.
In September 2014, Core Wireless sued Apple. The new owner of the patents Nokia has accused Apple giant in the illegal use of its technology in several of its products, including iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPad 2, iPad third and fourth generation, iPad Mini, iPad mini 2 and iPad.
Although in 2015, the court sided with Apple, the plaintiff has not lost the determination and filed a new lawsuit, in which this time featured two patents formerly owned by Nokia.
And now the court has decided in favor of Core Wireless, concluding that the iPhone and iPad violated two patents in the field of mobile communication. As compensation, Apple has to pay Core Wireless $7.3 million.