The jury trial, scheduled to begin today in federal court in San Diego, stems from a 2010 lawsuit by the Paris-based company’s Multimedia Patent Trust accusing Apple and LG Electronics of copying video-compression technology that allows data to be sent more efficiently over communications media, including the Internet and satellites, or stored on DVDs and Blu-Ray disks.
The Alcatel-Lucent patent trust said in court filings that it seeks a “reasonable royalty” based on what it would have been paid if a licensing agreement had been reached before the infringements began.
Apple and LG, in their defense, say that the video compression technology described in the patents are only a small part of a much larger product. Alcatel-Lucent accuses Apple of infringing three of its patents, while LG Electronics is accused of infringing two of them.Like this post? Share it!