IPCom is considered suit happy. The German Patent exploitation company wanted from Apple 1.6 billion euros in damages for alleged violation of mobile phone patents.
The Mannheim Regional Court dismissed the action now.Apple has won a victory in a German court.
The Mannheim Regional Court dismissed a case of patent licensing company IPCom against the U.S. group to 1.6 billion euros in damages, as the presiding judge Maximilian Wedler said on Friday.
The lawsuit involved a IPCom mobile patent that allows mobile phones, even when network congestion make an emergency call to emergency services.
IPCom sought compensation from Apple since the iPhone maker refused to pay royalties.
At the same time, the court rejected a lawsuit filed by IPCom against the HTC mobile farmer. IPCom lawyer Jerome Kommer said that the company would appeal against the judgments most likely appeal.
IPCom comes from near Munich, and had acquired the cell phone patent in 2007 along with hundreds of others from Bosch. Behind the company is a financial investor Fortress Investment.
A operates its business the company does not – instead, it demands of network operators and mobile phone manufacturers licensing fees for the use of their technologies.
If that does not work, is often sued.
Agreed Out of court has the patent exploiter last summer with Deutsche Telekom: Due to patent infringement IPCom conceded a low to mid three-digit million euro sum, had two insider Reuters said at the time.
Thus, 20 lawsuits were settled. For IPCom it was the largest agreement of its kind. Not only Apple and IPCom challenge of their disputes before German courts.
The processes of many other technology companies are frequently tried in the courts of Mannheim, Dusseldorf and Munich. Corporations have good reasons for this.
According to a lawyer for a company to lead this country a process for an amount which is relatively low compared to the cost in the U.S.
In addition, the judgments in Germany are faster like.