CommScope received notification that it won a
jury verdict upholding CommScope’s patents relating to digital distributed
antenna systems (DAS). The ruling against Dali Wireless confirms the
value and strength of CommScope’s digital DAS patent portfolio.
District of Texas jury found that Dali willfully infringed each of the five
asserted CommScope patents (U.S. patent No. 7,848,747; U.S. patent No.
7,639,982; U.S. patent No. 8,326,218; U.S. patent No. 8,577,286; U.S. patent
No. 9,332,402), finding that both Dali’s t-Series and Matrix products infringe
each of CommScope’s five patents.
expects the court will enter an injunction barring Dali from selling the
t-Series and Matrix products in the United States. Further, due to the
jury’s finding that Dali willfully infringed each of CommScope’s five patents,
CommScope will request treble damages and an award of its fees associated with
bringing the action.
ruling for our DAS patents is a win for CommScope and our customers,” said Matt
Melester, senior vice president, Office of the CTO for CommScope. “We will
continue to protect and defend CommScope’s intellectual property while
delivering innovative products and solutions to help our customers succeed in
also found that CommScope infringed two Dali patents. One
of the patents related to a CommScope product that is discontinued and the
other patent is currently in Inter Partes Review. The Patent Trial and
Appeal Board (PTAB) has already indicated in a preliminary ruling that the
claims are likely to be found invalid. None of the infringement was found
to be willful and CommScope believes that there are outstanding legal issues
that will bar Dali from any recovery of damages in this case. A final
decision from the PTAB is expected in August.
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