ParkerVision moves infringement case to New Jersey

Wireless chip developer ParkerVision, Inc. said it had re-filed its infringement case against LG Electronics and related entities in the District of New Jersey.

“ParkerVision withdrew the pending district court claims against LG from the Jacksonville case as a precaution to remove uncertainty related to the propriety of venue in the Middle District of Florida after the recent Supreme Court decision in TC Heartland; TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Grp. Brands LLC, 137 S. Ct. 1514 (2017),” said ParkerVision in a statement.

“ParkerVision has been advised that the still pending Jacksonville case against Qualcomm and Apple should be unaffected by this re-filing.

“The decision to dismiss and re-file the LG case was solely intended to manage potential challenges by LG related to venue and not an indication of any difference in the substantive case against LG and the other parties (Apple and Qualcomm) remaining in Jacksonville.

“This action was done in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding proper venue in patent infringement actions.”