Wednesday, October 9, 2013
VIZIO Claims Win Against Patent Troll
Irvine-based electronics manufacturer VIZIO says it has won its tenth case against what it calls a "patent troll", after winning a summary judgement of invalidity and non-infringement on two patents held by Oplus Technologies, Ltd. last week. VIZIO said the legal win is the tenth successful fight against what are called Non-Practicing Entities (NPE) by the company. VIZIO has been on a big campaign against what it calls "extortion attempts" by NPEs, which typically buy up large collections of patents, and then look to force companies to pay them a licensing fee or face potential patent infringement suits. VIZIO has been on a public campaign against those NPEs, although VIZIO hasn't been a stranger to patent licensing activity itself.