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LG ordered to pay $3.5 million in damages to Core Wireless over patent violations

Core Wireless, a company which holds numerous patents for 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE network technologies, has been awarded $3.5 million in damages after a jury found the LG violated two patents owned by the company. The patents concerned smartphone user interfaces, and the jury awarded Core Wireless $0.10 in damages per unit.

From Core Wireless:

Core Wireless alleged that most of LG's recent smartphones, including its leading LG G4 model, infringe two Core Wireless patents. The jury determined that the patents are infringed and not invalid and awarded Core Wireless past damages based on a reasonable royalty of $0.10 cents per unit, or $3.5 million.

Additionally, Core will ask the judge to order LG to pay a $0.10 per unit royalty on all future sales on infringing smartphones for the life of the patent, which ends in 2027.

20 Comments
  • I'm not making the leap from user interface to network technology (2G, etc...). So it was a UI patent? That should be easier to work around. If it indeed network related, why didn't Qualcomm get sued instead? Edit: ABSTRACT A computing device includes a display screen, where the computing device is configured to display on the screen a menu listing one or more applications, and to display on the screen an application summary that can be reached directly from the menu, where the application summary displays a limited list of data offered within the one or more applications, each of the data in the list being selectable to launch the respective application and enable the selected data to be seen within the respective application, and where the application summary is displayed while the one or more applications are in an un-launched state. And an image: http://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/US8713476B2/US08713476-201404... Every smartphone infringes this. Wow.
  • Sounds like every app launcher out there. The picture in thenpatent reminds me of an early apple ui or palm os. Posted via Android Central App
  • Pathetic. Who awarded this patent? Phone makers should start offering devices with a barebones OS and an unlocked bootloader. Let Americans load their own OS, and let em try to sue. Posted via the Android Central App
  • How does any Android manufacturer make any profit with all these patent holders that require a piece of the pie? Posted via the Android Central App
  • They usually make a small amount of profit for most OEM. I think most get money from after sales support, selling batteries/repairs etc Posted via the Android Central App
  • None Posted via the Android Central App
  • Really? You write a story about this and don't provide any explanation of the patent and the issues at stake. Or even a link? Sloppy, shoddy, and embarrassing. A perfect example of what's wrong with tech blogs.
  • Ikr Posted via the mighty Nexus 6P
  • Yeah pretty bad
  • What is it? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The worst article on AC since the time go launcher was a top 10 launcher. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • I believe I am the only human alive still rockin GoLauncher. Oh well carry on with this not very informative article. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is the case *BE WARNED IT IS IN LEAGLNES AND IT MIGHT MAKE YOUR EYES BLEED OR HEAD EXPLODED* https://casetext.com/case/core-wireless-licensing-sarl-v-lg-elecs-inc Posted via Note 5 or LG G3 or V10 or nexus 6
  • Yes, the article is vague at best. I had to do a double take to see if I accidentally was reading a Yahoo article.
  • Ridiculous!
    But then again I do own a patent for shirts with 6 buttons down the front, specifically.
  • That is simultaneously too many and too few buttons.
  • Theres so much of this going on its rediculous. Like when google -android had to pay the android watch company to use the name android watch. Android watch also got into some legal conflicts with sony. Eventually the owner of android watch changed the name. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Notice this was in Texas.. Bought and paid for courts of the patent trolls Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oops.
  • Enough with those ridiculous patents. Why are patent trolls even legal? They only stifle the innovation. Posted via the Android Central App