After Successful $11 Million From Samsung, Rembrandt Sues Apple Over Identical Bluetooth-Associated Patents
In its criticism, obtained by MacRumors, Rembrandt alleges that each one Apple merchandise that help Bluetooth 2.zero or newer with Enhanced Knowledge Fee, together with the iPhone 3GS and newer, all iPad and Apple Watch fashions, a number of Mac fashions, HomePod, and others, infringe on U.S. Patent Nos. 8,457,228 and eight,023,580.
Enhanced Knowledge Fee, usually shortened to EDR, is a expertise that permits for quicker Bluetooth information transmission speeds.
The asserted patents describe wi-fi communication strategies that seem like associated to Bluetooth with EDR, so the alleged infringement might lengthen to just about any Bluetooth-enabled machine. The identical Japanese Texas court docket ordered Samsung to pay $11 million to Rembrandt final yr over the identical two patents.
Rembrandt will not be the unique assignee of the patents, which each expired on December 4, 2018, in line with its criticism. The entity says it’s nonetheless entitled to damages for infringement that occurred previous to the expiration of the patents.
Rembrandt is looking for an award of damages stemming from Apple’s infringement in an quantity to be confirmed at trial. Within the Samsung case, a jury calculated damages primarily based on a royalty price of roughly five-and-a-half cents per infringing machine. Rembrandt has requested a jury trial towards Apple as nicely.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Choose Rodney Gilstrap, who additionally presided over the Samsung trial.
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