According to recent reports, mobile phone giant Motorola has reached a settlement with Janam Technologies in their long-running court battle over alleged patent infringement.
The lawsuit against Janam Technologies was filed by Motorola back in 2008, through one of its subsidiaries, Symbol Technologies. The allegations made against Janam relates to the alleged infringement of mobile computing and wireless technology, as well as laser and imaging-based barcode scanning.
The settlement – in which Janam have agreed to sign a royalty-bearing licence under patents owned by Symbol Technologies – will end all existing and pending litigation between the two parties. In the unlikely event that either company is without professional insurance, the case will have been extremely expensive to fight so far.
Speaking on behalf of Janam Technologies, the co-founder of the company Ron Goldman said:
“We are delighted to put this legal dispute behind us, and we believe the royalties due to Motorola under the settlement are reasonable given Motorola’s vast patent portfolio,”
Motorola is likely to be relieved about this latest successful case, as the company is currently facing a similar legal battle with Microsoft in relation to patent infringement allegations.