A couple weeks back, we noted a bid by Cisco, Motorola Solutions, and NETGEAR to expedite an appeal of their unsuccessful unfair competition claims against non-practicing entity Innovatio IP Ventures LLC. At a status hearing yesterday, however, Chief Judge James F. Holderman of the Northern District of Illinois denied the parties’ motion for entry of final judgment — so the WiFi suppliers will have to wait a bit longer to see if they can revive these claims.
It’s not uncommon for universities to assert patent infringement claims against operating companies. Recently, Carnegie Mellon won a $1B+ infringement verdict against Marvell Semiconductor. It seems that at least one operating company has found an interesting way of fighting back. In 2011, the University of Illinois sued Micron Technology for patent infringement over certain semiconductor-related patents. As Patently-O’s Dennis Crouch explains, Micron has now told the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign that it will no longer recruit UIUC students while Micron is being sued for patent infringement by the university.