Irvine, CA — April 1, 2019 —VIZIO, Inc. announced today the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Hon. Leonard P. Stark presiding, granted summary judgment of non-infringement against Wi-LAN, Inc. With this most recent victory, VIZIO has now won over 30 cases against non-practicing entities and operating companies that abuse the patent system.

 

Filed over three years ago in September 2015, Wi-LAN originally asserted three patents against VIZIO surrounding attempted interlacing, video streaming, and circuits that control sharpness. Prior to the court’s summary judgment decision, Wi-LAN conceded during the case that two of the three asserted patents were not infringed and agreed to dismiss them from the case.

 

“VIZIO is pleased to once again successfully defend itself against yet another abusive and baseless patent litigation,” said Jerry Huang, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, VIZIO. “In this case and all future cases, we fully intend to aggressively pursue our legal rights against abusive plaintiffs who file meritless cases. VIZIO prides itself on being a good corporate citizen, but we are committed to fiercely protecting the brand we’ve worked so hard to establish.”

 

Recent patent victories secured by VIZIO include:

 

  • Adaptive Data (D. Del.) – Dismissal and $0 to plaintiff
  • Advanced Display Tech. (E.D. Tex.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Bluestone (N.D. Cal.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Broadcom (ITC) – Won final determination of noninfringement and invalidity
  • Broadcom (C.D. Cal.) – Dismissal with prejudice
  • Cyberfone (D. Del.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Data Carriers (D. Del.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • E-Contact Techs. (E.D. Tex.) – Dismissal with prejudice for $0 and plaintiff to pay costs
  • Freeny, et al. (E.D. Tex.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiffs
  • Global Touch Solutions (N.D. Cal.) – Judgment of invalidity on six asserted patents
  • IC Display Systems (D. Del.) – Dismissal and $0 to plaintiff
  • Lochner Techs. (C.D. Cal.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Lightside Techs. (C.D. Cal.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Man Machine Interface Techs. (C.D. Cal.) – Dismissal with prejudice
  • Maxon (N.D. Ill.) – Judgment of invalidity on four asserted patents
  • Media Digital (D. N.H.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Nazomi Commc’ns (I) (N.D. Cal.) – Won summary judgment of non-infringement
  • Nazomi Commc’ns (II) (N.D. Cal.) – Won summary judgment of non-infringement
  • NPE case – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Olivistar (E.D. Tex.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Oplus Techs. (C.D. Cal.) – Won summary judgment of invalidity and non-infringement
  • Orinda IP USA (N.D. Cal.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Patent Harbor (E.D. Tex.) – Won claim construction dispositive of non-infringement, stipulated judgment of non-infringement upheld on appeal
  • Penovia (E.D. Tex.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Phenix Longhorn (E.D. Tex.) – Dismissal and $0 to plaintiff
  • Pragmatus (D. Del.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Walker Digital (ITC) – Withdrawal of complaint on eve of ITC hearing and $0 to plaintiff
  • Walker Digital (D. Del.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Wetro Lan (E.D. Tex.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff
  • Wi-LAN (D. Del.) – Won summary judgment of non-infringement
  • Winterborne (C.D. Cal.) – Patent dedicated to public and $0 to plaintiff
  • Wyncomm (D. Del.) – Dismissal with prejudice and $0 to plaintiff

 

For more information, please visit VIZIO.com

 

About VIZIO

VIZIO's mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers, advertisers, and media content providers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience media content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand of products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading HDTV and sound bar brand in America. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards, making the 2018 collection the most awarded in company history. The 2018 VIZIO SmartCast E-, P-, and P-Series Quantum TVs have earned Reviewed.com’s Editors’ Choice awards1. VIZIO 2018 P-Series earned Wirecutter’s Best LCD/LED TV and the P-Series Quantum earned their Upgrade Pick2. VIZIO’s SB3651 was named “Best Budget Pick” by Wirecutter3, a New York Timescompany. The SB3621n-E8 sound bar received a 9.1 score and an Editor’s Choice from CNET4.

 

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2 Visit Wirecutter.com for the Best LCD/LED TV (published: August 31, 2018)
3 Visit Wirecutter.com for the full article (published: September 11, 2018)
4 Visit CNET.com  for the full VIZIO SB3621 review (published:  August 21, 2017)

 

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