CommScope received a favorable final decision
from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) against Dali Wireless. In its final decision, the PTAB found all
patent claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,531,473 being asserted by Dali Wireless in
co-pending litigation are unpatentable.
The PTAB ruled that each of claims 6-21 were invalid in view of the
prior art submitted by CommScope.
“We are very
pleased with the decision finding these claims unpatentable,” said Matt
Melester, senior vice president, Technology Strategy for CommScope. “CommScope’s investment to develop more
efficient solutions in this field of digital distributed antenna systems goes
back many years, resulting in prior patents that predate Dali Wireless’s more
recent attempts to enter this market.”
ruling follows a favorable ruling by the Northern District of Texas jury in
June validating CommScope’s five patents relating to digital distributed
antenna systems. Further, due to the jury’s finding that Dali willfully
infringed each of CommScope’s five patents, CommScope will file motions for
enhanced damages and attorney fees. In
that same litigation, Dali Wireless had included counterclaims in the Northern
District of Texas action that relied on the patent claims which the PTAB has
now found to be invalid.
continued, “It has been our strong belief that Dali had been granted claims
that it was not entitled to. This
decision confirms our analysis that these Dali Wireless claims cannot be
considered patentable in light of the prior body of work in this field.”
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