October 9, 2013
- Oplus Patent Ruled Invalid; Ruling marks the 10th notable recent VIZIO victory over Non-Practicing Entity (NPE) litigation
- VIZIO Legal awarded as Southern California Legal Department of the Year (Technology)
- U.S. Authorities step up investigations and look to take patent trolls to task
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the honor of being awarded as Southern California Legal Department of the Year (Technology) by the National Law Journal, VIZIO announces its 10th victory in a string of patent troll cases. On October 3, 2013, the Hon. Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted summary judgment of invalidity and non-infringement on two patents held by Oplus Technologies, Ltd. in favor of VIZIO.
"This was not an overnight success. This is an unquestionable result of VIZIO's long term, demonstrated commitment against trolls. The message to NPEs of all shapes and sizes is that VIZIO stands firmly against the abusive practices of the patent troll community and shall continue to fight vigorously against the shakedowns and meritless lawsuits that have no application to VIZIO products," said Jerry Huang, VIZIO General Counsel, Vice President of Legal Affairs. "We are encouraged by the recent actions by the U.S. Supreme Court, FTC and the Obama administration regarding NPEs. With those actions, a brighter light is focused on patent trolls and their practices. The recent ruling in the Oplus case is yet another vindication of VIZIO's position, in an ever-growing list of VIZIO victories in battling patent trolls and the apparent extortion attempts," stated Mr. Huang.
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