What you need to know
- Apple has filed a complaint with the District Court in California.
- The complaint seeks to prevent IXI Mobile relitigating a case dating back to 2014.
- The case centers around Personal Hotspot, which allegedly infrings an IXI Mobile patent.
Apple has filed a complaint with the U.S District Court in Northern California, seeking to prevent Israeli mobile firm IXI Mobile relitigating a patent infringement case dating back to 2014.
Accorindg to the report from AppleInsider
The trial was resolved in favour of both Apple and Samsung, after the companies appealed to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to challenge the case, it was also upheld at an appeal hearing in 2018. IXI tried to circumvent this by having the claim re-examined, which results in one claim being amended and a further 68 claims being added.
Apple's fresh complaint seeks that res judicata ruling which would confirm IXI Mobile cannot reassert this claim. It is also seeking judgements stating it did not infringe the patent in question, and a declaration that the asserted intellectual property is invalid.
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