WI-LAN Inc. v. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. et al
Joint MOTION for Entry of Judgment under Rule 54(b) UNOPPOSED JOINT MOTION OF PLAINTIFF WI-LAN INC., THE ERICSSON DEFENDANTS, AND THE SONY MOBILE DEFENDANTS FOR ENTRY OF PARTIAL FINAL JUDGMENT UNDER RULE 54(b) by Ericsson Inc., Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., Sony Mobile Communications AB, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, WI-LAN Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Weaver, David)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
Civil Action No. 6:10-cv-521-LED
Civil Action No. 6:13-cv-252-LED
CASES CONSOLIDATED FOR
ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC.; et al.,
JURY TRIAL DEMANDED
ORDER ENTERING PARTIAL FINAL JUDGMENT PURSUANT TO FRCP 54(b)
Before the Court is the Unopposed Joint Motion for Entry of Partial Final Judgment
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Ericsson Inc. (“Ericsson”), Sony Mobile Communications
AB, and Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. (“Sony Mobile”) (collectively, “Movants”).
(Dkt. No. __.)
Wi-LAN filed a Complaint on October 5, 2010, alleging infringement by Ericsson and
Sony Mobile of four United States Patents.
(Dkt. No. 1.)
Ericsson and Sony Mobile
counterclaimed against Wi-LAN for breach of contract on the basis of an alleged covenant not to
sue6 and a most-favored licensee clause contained in a Patent and Conflict Resolution Agreement
(“PCR Agreement”) between Wi-LAN and each of Ericsson and Sony Mobile. (Dkt. Nos. 250,
251, 253, 254.)
Wi-LAN, Ericsson, and Sony Mobile filed various motions for summary
judgment, as well as supplements to those motions, seeking an interpretation of the PCR
Agreement. (Dkt. Nos. 171, 172, 181, 275, 276.) On June 4, 2013, the Court issued an Order
Ericsson and Sony Mobile each also raised an affirmative defense setting forth essentially the
same matter contained in the breach of contract counterclaim.
granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and denying Ericsson and Sony
Mobile’s Motions for Summary Judgment. (Dkt. No. 410.) The Court ruled that “the current
suit is not barred by the PCR Agreements” and that “Wi-Lan is not obligated to grant Defendants
such a license to the patents-in-suit.” (Dkt. No. 410 at 7, 8.)
The Court expressly FINDS that its summary judgment Order (Dkt. No. 410) has fully
disposed of Ericsson’s and Sony Mobile’s counterclaims regarding the PCR Agreements. In
addition, the Court expressly FINDS that there is no just reason for delaying entry of separate
and immediately appealable final judgment as to those counterclaims pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P.
Having considered the papers and for good cause shown, therefore, the Court GRANTS
Movants’ Unopposed Joint Motion for Entry of Partial Final Judgment Under Rule 54(b).
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