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Apple Loses Second Round in UK Cellular Technology Patent Trial

June 25, 2021, 6:07 PM

Apple Inc. failed to prove an Optis Cellular Technology LLC patent that is essential to a LTE cellular standard is invalid, a London court said in a ruling that rejected Apple’s argument that the patent is unenforceable.

Justice Richard Meade said Apple hadn’t shown that Optis Cellular Technology’s European Patent (UK) No. 2,229,744 is invalid as obvious or anticipated. The ruling follows a trial in the High Court of Justice.

Apple conceded before trial that the patent is essential to a European LTE standard and that it infringed.

The ruling is a victory for Optis, which is involved in a ...

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