Munich court says ParkerVision can further clarify its lawsuit against Apple

ParkerVision — a developer, manufacturer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications — says the Munich court rejected the request by Apple and certain of its subsidiaries that ParkerVision be required to post a bond as required of a non-German entity. 

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The court has also informed ParkerVision that it’s invited to provide further clarification regarding certain elements of infringement by Apple following the finalization of this decision. A hearing was held on Nov. 16 in the case, during which both parties were allowed to present arguments regarding the alleged infringement, by Apple, of the German part of European Patent 1 135 853 (“the ‘853 Patent”).   

In 2015 ParkerVision sued Apple, Samsung, LG and Qualcomm, for allegedly infringing upon four wireless networking patents. The ITC complaint asked for an embargo on imports and sales of infringing products, while the lawsuit sought as-yet-unspecified damages. 

For Apple, the list of named devices at the time included iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2 and "many other products." In May, ParkerVision requested to add the iPhone 7 to the list.