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Jury Awards Core Wireless $7.3 Million in Patent Litigation Against Apple

SAN JOSE, CA; December 15, 2016 – A jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has awarded Core Wireless Licensing, a subsidiary of Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc., $7.3 million in damages after finding that Apple, Inc. infringed two smartphone patents owned by Core Wireless.

“We are very pleased with the verdict,” said John Lindgren, Conversant’s CEO. “We appreciate the efforts of the court and the jury. This confirms the strength of the Core Wireless portfolio, especially following our success against LG earlier this year in two cases in the Eastern District of Texas.”

The patents-in-suit — U.S. Patent No. 6,633,536 and U.S. Patent No. 6,477,151 — provide innovations that improve battery life and signal quality in mobile phones.

Core Wireless alleged that Apple’s recent iPhones and cellular-enabled iPads infringed both patents. The jury determined that the patents are infringed and valid, and awarded Core Wireless $7.3 million for past damages. Core Wireless will also seek interest on the award dating from October 2011.

The case is Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l. v. Apple, Inc., Civil Action No. 5:15-cv-05008 (N.D.Cal.). The infringing Apple products are the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, and SE and the cellular-enabled iPad, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro.
 

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