U.S. News | University of New Mexico Research Arm Sues Apple for Patent Infringement

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A non-profit research organisation, STC.UNM owned by the Regents of the University of New Mexico, has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against Apple alleging patent infringement of three patents.

The plaintiff is claiming that the defendant infringes three of its patent with registration numbers 8,249,204; 8,265,096 and 8,565,326 covering a number of methods.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff named all of Apple’s iPhone models, iPad models, iMac and MacBook models, alleging infringement of the three patents. The plaintiff claims that Apple used the patents without a licence or authorisation.

The plaintiff states that the inventions covered by the patents include a method for channel state information feedback and a method for constructing frame structures.

Through the production, sale and marketing of its products, it actively induces wireless telecoms network operators and consumers to infringe its patents, STU.UNM reportedly said.

The plaintiff alleges that the infringement has caused a lot of damages and confusion.

The case is still ongoing.

STC.UNM v. Apple Inc.

Judge:Alan D Albright
Court:Texas Western District Court
Case #:6:19-cv-00428
Nature of Suit:Patent
Cause:Patent Infringement
Case Filed: July 19, 2019
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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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