VIZIO Prevails In Patent Troll Case, Again

Lochner Technologies Patent Ruled Invalid; Ruling marks the 7th notable recent VIZIO victory over NPE (non-practicing entity) litigation

IRVINE, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- VIZIO announced the United States District Court of the Central District of California, Hon. Mariana Pfaelzer presiding, granted summary judgment of invalidity on a patent held by Lochner Technologies LLC, ruling all the asserted claims are invalid. 

"We are gratified that the ill-advised tactics of the patent troll community continue to falter and are being rejected by the U.S. authorities. The Court's most recent ruling is yet another vindication of VIZIO's position, in a long list of VIZIO victories in battling patent trolls and the apparent extortion attempts," said Jerry Huang, VIZIO General Counsel, Vice President of Legal Affairs. "As an intellectual property rights owner, VIZIO respects such rights and their proper exercise. VIZIO has demonstrated its commitment to thwart the advancement of the abusive practices of the patent troll community and shall continue to vigorously defend meritless lawsuits that have no application to VIZIO products," stated Mr. Huang. 

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