And just as we thought that the lawsuits are over, it looks like RIM, Motorola, Apple and a number of other companies which include US telecoms have been surprised with a massive case and will be sued over patent violation of wireless related patent owned by Steelhead Licensing.
The patent is related to a process in which how a handover is determined in a network, including the majority of cells where each cell is connected to a station that is supporting communication with a cell phone.
Steelhead Licensing is naming RIM, Motorola, Sony, LG, Apple, ZTE, NEC Casio, Kyocera and HTC and among those the company includes US carriers such as Verizon, MetroPCS, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint.
The carriers are apparently guilty because of devices such as AT&T’s Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G, the T-Mobile’s SonicMobile 4G Hotspot and the Verizon’sJetPack 4G Hotspot
The United States Patent and Trademark Office states that the patent has been listed to the UK network operator British Telecom, but Steelhead Licensing is claiming that they have bought the patent from them in 2012 and will now seek damages for past, present and possible future violations.