After the Dali Wireless-CommScope Court Fight, Legal Uncertainties Linger in the Enterprise RAN
May 19, 2020
Enterprise RAN vendors CommScope and Dali each won damages in countervailing patent infringement cases last week, but an injunction against two Dali products may be of interest to the broader industry.
That injunction is suspended pending appeal. It may be rendered moot by expiring patents, and its impact may be mild even if upheld. Still, additional suits could foster lingering uncertainty in this space.
A legal battle over patent infringement between enterprise RAN vendors CommScope and Dali Wireless came closer to resolution last week, but a key aspect –... Read More
Brace Yourselves for a 5G Patents Punch-Up
January 24, 2020
As Chinese rivals ramp up their filings and shout loud about their portfolios, wireless and video technology patents specialist InterDigital has taken what looks like the bold step of unveiling its IPR (intellectual property rights) pricing structure in an effort to become a more transparent company.
Taken in isolation, such a move is to be applauded, providing some insight into what can often appear to be a byzantine market for mobile device IP license payments that is understood almost exclusively by its participants, a phalanx of lawyers, and the smartphone vendors... Read More
Taking on Goliath
October 2, 2019
What do you do when a multinational, billion-dollar company takes you to court?
It is rare that an emerging startup is slapped with a high-profile patent lawsuit that is closely monitored by the industry, worldwide. In February 2016, Dali Wireless was enjoying early success bringing disruptive solutions to the indoor wireless market. In doing so, Dali was apparently making industry giants uncomfortable, as we found ourselves embroiled in patent ligation with an industry giant, CommScope.
These Lawyers Were Midtrial When a Gunman Shot Up The Dallas Courthouse. What Happened Next Was Surprising
June 26, 2019
It was the last leg of a weeks-long jury trial, and the lead attorneys in the case were headed to Dallas’ federal building for a jury charge conference, when frightened callers stopped them in their tracks.
They learned that early that morning June 17, a masked man wearing tactical gear had shot up the Earle Cabell Federal Building, which houses the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and where their patent infringement case, CommScope Connectivity v. Dali Wireless, was being heard. No officers or people where shot, thanks to the... Read More
Dali Wireless Awarded $9M in Patent Lawsuit, CommScope Awarded $2M
June 24, 2019
Dali Wireless said it received a favorable decision in a patent dispute over distributed antenna system (DAS) technology from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas last week.
CommScope Technologies filed lawsuit No. 3:16-cv-00477 with the U.S. District Court in February 2016. The Dallas jury determined that CommScope infringed both Dali patents-in-suit (U.S. Patent Nos. 9,031,521 and 9,531,473) and awarded $9 million in damages to Dali Wireless. In the same lawsuit, the jury determined that Dali Wireless infringes CommScope’s patents, and awarded CommScope $1.98 million.
Dali also... Read More
David Vs. Goliath: Jury Orders CommScope to Pay Dali Wireless $9 Million for Patent Infringement
June 24, 2019
Unanimous jury finds CommScope ION-E and FlexWave Prism products infringe Dali Wireless digital radio distribution and digital predistortion patents
MENLO PARK, Calif. — Dali Wireless, a worldwide pioneer in digital radio distribution systems and digital predistortion technology, received a momentous decision from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas last Wednesday. CommScope Technologies filed lawsuit No. 3:16-cv-00477 with the US District Court in February 2016, but the jury unanimously sided with Dali Wireless on several case-critical issues, resulting in a favorable decision for Dali Wireless.
The... Read More
Dali awarded $9M in damages in CommScope patent trial
June 24, 2019
CommScope (COMM +0.2%) was ordered to pay Dali Wireless $9M in its District Court decision over patents tied to digital distributed antenna systems, Dali notes.
Dali was ordered to pay $1.98M for patent infringement in the same decision, but "The difference in the awards underscores the importance of Dali Wireless’ innovative technology over CommScope’s older technology. Dali Wireless is very pleased by the decision," says Dali CEO Dr. Albert Lee.
The jury found CommScope infringed two Dali patents, and that Dali infringed on five CommScope patents.
Another patent assertion claim at issue was settled... Read More
VicTrack connects PSOs with new comms technology
May 16, 2018
VicTrack, which owns the state’s transport infrastructure and assets, is a provider of core services to the transport sector and asset manager to support the delivery of better transport solutions in Victoria, Australia.
VicTrack is a licensed telecommunication provider that has an extensive fiber network that spans the state to provide a full suite of telecommunications services to the transport and government sector.
Following the introduction of Protective Services Officers (PSOs) at over 200 Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) railway stations to improve safety for rail commuters, Victoria Police identified specific areas within...