© Stocksak. FILE PHOTO: The brand of Samsung Electronics is seen at its workplace constructing in Seoul, South Korea South Korea, October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
By Blake Brittain
(Stocksak) – Samsung Electronics (OTC:) Co didn’t persuade an East Texas federal court docket on Friday to pause the California Institute of Expertise’s high-stakes patent lawsuit in opposition to it whereas it challenges the patents’ validity on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Workplace.
U.S. District Decide Rodney Gilstrap stated halting the lawsuit till the Patent Trial and Attraction Board critiques the patents would unnecessarily delay the court docket case and prejudice Caltech.
Caltech had no touch upon the choice. Representatives for Samsung (KS:) and Caltech didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Caltech sued Samsung after it received a $1.1 billion California jury verdict in 2020 in opposition to Apple (NASDAQ:) and Broadcom (NASDAQ:) in a dispute over a few of the identical patents. A U.S. appeals court docket tossed the decision final 12 months and remanded for a brand new trial on damages.
The college’s 2021 lawsuit alleges Samsung’s Galaxy telephones, tablets, watches and Wi-Fi-enabled Samsung merchandise like televisions and fridges infringe its data-transmission patents.
Caltech has individually sued Microsoft (NASDAQ:), Dell and HP (NYSE:) over the patents. Samsung challenged their validity on the USPTO final 12 months.
Samsung requested the Texas court docket to freeze Caltech’s case in opposition to it till the critiques end, arguing the lawsuit was at an early stage and the PTAB choices would simplify the problems.
However Gilstrap stated Friday that pausing the case would “do nothing greater than draw out the time to trial,” and that he couldn’t decide whether or not the PTAB challenges would simplify the lawsuit as a result of the board had not but determined whether or not to listen to them.
Gilstrap additionally stated a pause would “require the events to sink extra sources into the case,” which has already been occurring for over a 12 months, “all of the whereas suspending Caltech’s vindication of its patent rights.”
The Texas case is scheduled to go to trial in September. The board’s remaining choices on patent validity could be due in November.
The case is California Institute of Expertise v. Samsung Electronics Co, U.S. District Courtroom for the Japanese District of Texas, No. 2:21-cv-00446.
For Caltech: Dan Shih, Kalpana Srinivasan, Shawn Blackburn, Daniel Wilson and Tamar Lusztig of Susman Godfrey
For Samsung: Greg Arovas, Robert Appleby, Ed Donovan, Chris Mizzo, Mike Pearson, John Rhine, Nichole DeJulio, and Eric Hayes of Kirkland & Ellis
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