TYLER, Texas – A smartphone patent lawsuit has been dismissed in the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas.
U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap dismissed the case June 4 with prejudice between Mobile Synergy Solutions LLC and TCT Mobile Limited and TCT Mobile (US). The order noted the dismissal was subject to the settlement and license agreement.
Mobile Synergy sued TCT as well as T-Mobile, HTC Corp, and AT&T in the smartphone patent lawsuit, alleging their visual voicemail and contact-syncing abilities infringed on the plaintiff's patent. The other defendants had already come to an agreement in their cases with the plaintiff, leaving TCT as the sole defendant until the recent dismissal.
“…All claims asserted in this suit between Mobile Synergy Solutions and TCT Mobile Limited and TCT Mobile (US) are hereby dismissed with prejudice subject to the terms, of that certain agreement titled ‘settlement and license agreement,’” the opinion stated.
The dismissal comes roughly a year after a judge granted Mobile Synergy Solutions and TCT’s joint motion to consolidate in Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas on July 5, 2017.
U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell ordered the court to enter “one docket control order, one protective control order, and one discovery order that will govern the entire consolidated case.” The opinion added that the local rules’ page limitations under Markman brief rules would be considered and it encouraged all parties to inform the court if there were any related cases pending.