US-based licensing agency Okay.Mizra has failed with a lawsuit towards Samsung Electronics over a expertise to foretell and decide energy consumption within the batteries of cell units. Düsseldorf Regional Court rejected a declare for infringement of Okay.Mizra’s patent EP 2 174 201 B1 (case ID: 4c O 27/22).
The patent protects a way and system for predicting the facility consumption of a cell terminal. Samsung is presently the biggest producer of cell units that includes the Android system. Thus, the end result of the case can be necessary for different producers utilizing Android.
No injunction, solely damages
Okay.Mizra had solely demanded damages from Samsung, though JUVE Patent is unaware of the precise quantity. In view of the 52 million Samsung cellphones bought worldwide, nevertheless, the sum is prone to be substantial. Even if the lawsuit solely issues cellphones bought in Germany, a worldwide licence for Okay.Mizra’s property rights is prone to be a background difficulty.
The NPE has now filed an attraction towards the ruling with Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court. A parallel nullity motion is pending on the German Federal Patent Court, which has scheduled a listening to for May 2025.
Samsung reshuffles panel
In the previous, Samsung has usually carried out infringement proceedings in Germany with Rospatt Osten Pross and Hoyng ROKH Monegier. However, the 2 market-leading litigation practices are presently dealing with rising competitors to signify the South Korean conglomerate.
In this occasion, Allen & Overy’s Munich group led the case towards Okay.Mizra. Samsung has not too long ago retained the 2 companions Jan Ebersohl and Denise Benz in different disputes. For instance, the Korean firm has not too long ago settled a dispute with Nanoco regarding show expertise.
Zimmerman’s patent attorneys, then again, are fixed advisors for Samsung. Joel Nägerl and his group are current in virtually each case in Germany for the South Korean firm.
The litigators at Wildanger and the patent attorneys at Bosch Jehle are representing Okay.Mizra. They are a well-established group on the aspect of patent holders in cell phone lawsuits.
Both corporations are presently collectively conducting a significant sequence of proceedings for VoiceAge and Crystal Clear Codec towards numerous implementers regarding speech coding for cell units.
Both corporations are additionally litigating for Okay.Mizra towards software program firm Ninatic, with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan representing the latter. Ninatec develops actuality cell video games comparable to Pokémon Go. In 2022, the Regional Court Munich granted two claims within the case from EP 2 433 414 B1 of Okay.Mizra (case IDs: 7 O 13977/21 and 7 O 10368/21).
For Okay.MizraWildanger Kehrwald Graf v. Schwerin & Partner (Düsseldorf): Alexander Reetz (associate); counsel: Eva Maria Thörner; affiliate: Alex-Christian LeschBosch Jehle (Munich): Thomas Hell (patent legal professional)
For SumsungAllen & Overy (Munich): Jan Ebersohl, Denise Benz (each associate); affiliate: Jakob EndresZimmermann & Partner (Munich): Joel Nägerl, Christian Ginzel, Ulrich Graf (all patent attorneys)In-house (Seoul): Daniel Shim, Jiyong Park, Won Chang Jang, Seong-Jin Lim (Brussels)
Regional Court Düsseldorf, 4c Civil ChamberSabine Wimmers, Stephan Janich, choose Schwarzmayr