Samsung hit with $15.7M jury verdict for patent infringement

David Yates Feb. 18, 2015, 12:53pm


Following nearly two years of litigation, Rembrandt Wireless Technologies has won a $15.7 million jury verdict in its patent infringement suit against Samsung Electronics.

As previously reported, Rembrandt Wireless filed the suit on March 15, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Texas, Marshall Division.

Rembrandt, a Virginia limited partnership, accused Samsung of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 8,023,580 issued Sept. 20, 2011, for “System and Method of Communication Using at Least Two Modulation Methods,” according to the complaint.

Rembrandt later amended its complaint to include infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,457,228.

Rembrandt Wireless accused Samsung of infringing on both patents, which covers Bluetooth technology, by using the tech in their popular products, such as the Galaxy S4 for example.

According to the jury verdict, filed Feb. 13, jurors were asked if Rembrandt proved by a preponderance of the evidence that Samsung infringed on the ‘580 and ‘228 patent.

Jurors found that Samsung infringed upon both patents and that the company failed to prove the patents are invalid, awarding Rembrandt $15,700,000 in damages for fair compensation.

Rembrandt is represented by Michael F. Heim, Eric Enger and Miranda Y. Jones of Heim Payne & Chorush in Houston; and Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Steven J. Mitby and Brian E. Simmons of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. in Houston; and T. John Ward Jr. of The Law Office of T. John Ward Jr. P.C. in Longview.

Case No. 2:13-cv-00213

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