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  • ZTE Fails To Break Vringo's Injunction In Romania; Key Assembly Plants Effected

    Vringo(NASDAQ:VRNG) continues winning key victories in its Global Patent Infringement lawsuit against ZTE(ZTECOF) Corp. Vringo holds several 3G and 4G wireless infrastructure patents that have been deemed essential in global communications. ZTE has consistently maintained the position of being unwilling to license the patents globally and has opted to litigate the infringement on a country by country process. ZTE has been unsuccessful at displacing Vringo's core wireless patents, acquired from Nokia, and has sustained harmful injunctions and legal losses around the world. Today's victory for Vringo effectively upholds a previous Romanian Injunction stopping ZTE from importing 3G and 4G wireless equipment. This serves to uphold the production stop of infrastructure assembled at their key plant in Romania. ZTE has already admitted contracts totaling $40 million have been put on hold, pending release of the injunction.

    By today's action (listed below and translated for convenience), it appears this release now is predicated on a Trial to be scheduled in the future.

    "Information file

    General information

    Part

    Meetings

    Paths attack

    Quote by advertising

    General information

    Nr. unique (no. old format): 11790/3/2015

    Registration date 06.02.2015

    Last updated: 10.07.2015

    Sector: Sector Civil IV

    Subject matter: Intellectual Property

    Subject: interim

    Procedural stage: Call

    Part

    Name Position part

    ZTE ROMANIA SRL, Appellant Applicant

    VRINGO INFRASTRUCTURE, INC intimate Defendant

    Meetings

    07/10/2015

    Estimated Time: 9:00

    Complete: S4-A PI C1V

    Solution Type: unfounded

    Solution Brief: dismissed the appeal as unfounded. Final. Delivered in open session today, 07.10.2015.

    Document: Judgment 360/2015 10.07.2015

    07/07/2015

    Estimated Time: 9:00

    Complete: S4-A PI CC1V

    Solution Type: Reserves

    Solution Brief: Reserves on 07/10/2015. MDO / VS

    Document: End - Defer initial delivery 07/07/2015

    07/07/2015

    Estimated Time: 9:00

    Complete: S4-R PI CC1V

    Solution Type: Postpone cause

    Solution Brief: Qualify as call appeal

    Document: End of session 07.07.2015

    02/07/2015

    Estimated Time: 09:00

    Complete: S4-council chamber

    Type Solution: End

    Solution Brief: Dismisses abstentions of Mrs. County. Maria Dalina Oancea, as unfounded. Without appeal. Delivered in open session today, 07.02.2015.

    Document: End - 07/02/2015 abstention

    Paths attack

    Given declaration declaring Party of appeal

    ZTE ROMANIA SRL ,, Appeal 05/28/2015"

    Tags: VRNG, ZTCOF
    Jul 10 10:04 AM | Link | 6 Comments
  • Vringo, Inc. And Worlds, Inc. Reflections On Events- Feb 16, 2015

    We've made important observations about these two patent assertion entities on various blog outlets and I'd like to mention a few items.

    In the Vringo (NASDAQ:VRNG) case many are wondering why ZTE is challenging the effected patents by filing the USPTO reexamination action. Vringo has filed no Patent Infringement Markman Hearing in the USA, therefore why should ZTE move for immediate reexamination? Its all about FRAND. Having won litigation in the United Kingdom and Romania, Brazil (injunctions) ZTE realizes the Global License under FRAND terms is what lies at the end of the road, and they want this road to be short. Therefore filing the USPTO action makes sense as a ruling of invalidation by the USPTO would eliminate the need of being committed to US royalties, per the Global license. There are limits to what kind of Royalties would be beyond FRAND terms, and its best for Vringo to be careful as ZTE has already filed anti-trust action in Europe.

    The simple solution today is for ZTE to agree to a Global license with repayment terms in those countries that ZTE prevails in patent reexamination or litigation. The larger question is whether Vringo has denied that request?

    Worlds, Inc. (OTCQB:WDDD) continues to await a Markman Hearing result in Mass Federal Court. Federal Judge Denise Caspar heard the Markman in October of 2014, but unlike some of her contemporaries Judge Caspar is not known for her turnaround times. Just last week Worlds filed to included "sealed court records" disclosing Worlds proprietary "source code" related to its patents. This comes on the heels of Worlds Attorney physical inspection January 9, 2015 of all relevant Activision Blizzard Source code. Not coincidental is the followup filing that Activision Blizzard's various other titles, and associated revenues be amended into Worlds Patent infringement lawsuit. By all accounts it appears the contested source code was a "match" for litigation purposes.

    Tags: VRNG, WDDD
    Feb 16 4:41 PM | Link | 44 Comments
  • Vringo Non-Disclosure Lawsuit V. ZTE Could Pack Exponential Damages

    Vringo (NASDAQ:VRNG) having won a string of victories may have finally boxed ZTE into a corner with little hope of escape. Just last week Vringo won a key injunction to halt all ZTE Smartphone and Infrastructure sales in Romania. ZTE assembles smartphones in Romania, designed in part to avoid EU import taxes, and in November of last agreed to invest upgrades of $100 million. Late Friday with no notice to Vringo, ZTE filed a TRO(injunction) in Delaware Federal Court seeking to halt Vringo from completing the deposit required to initiate the won injunction.

    Vringo attorneys immediately issued a letter to the presiding Federal Judge in Delaware who most certainly was unaware of Vringo's pending lawsuit in New York, concerning ZTE's violation of an NDA between the parties. Prior to Fridays filing the matter expressed between the parties was strictly speaking a European matter, exclusive of the NDA.

    It now appears Vringo, who was "slow rolling" the Romania cash deposit, may have done so to provoke ZTE into filing a FRAND lawsuit here in the United States. Noteworthy at the previous NDA hearing 6 months ago ZTE claimed Vringo could not prove damages concerning ZTE's admitted violation.

    It now appears that Vringo may have strategically aligned these series of events to advance not only a ZTE Frand settlement, concerning Vringo's 3G 4G LTE wireless patents, but a far reaching NDA lawsuit affecting the entire smartphone industry.

    These events are happening real-time and investors need to be aware of their positions and monitor the ongoing events daily.

    Vringos' Response to the late Friday TRO (posted after I wrote my instablog)

    Tags: VRNG, ZTCOY
    Feb 09 4:31 PM | Link | 9 Comments
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