Core awarded $7.3m in Apple patent fight

Conversant Intellectual Property Management said a jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of California awarded its subsidiary Core Wireless Licensing $7.3 million in damages after finding that Apple infringed two smartphone patents owned by Core.

“We are very pleased with the verdict,” said Conversant CEO John Lindgren.

“This confirms the strength of the Core Wireless portfolio, especially following our success against LG earlier this year in two cases in the Eastern District of Texas.”

The patents-in-suit provide innovations that improve battery life and signal quality in mobile phones.

Core Wireless had alleged that Apple’s recent iPhones and cellular-enabled iPads infringed both patents.

Conversant said the jury determined the patents were infringed and valid, and awarded Core Wireless $7.3 million for past damages.

Core Wireless will also seek interest on the award dating from October 2011.