Polaris Wireless Wins Patent Dispute Against Trueposition, Inc.

Jan 19, 2016

Mountain View, Calif. and Zug, Switzerland — January 19, 2016 —Polaris Wireless (Polaris), the global leader in high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions, today announced that it has prevailed in a patent dispute filed by TruePosition, Inc. (TruePosition), a subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation, against Polaris. On December 15, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C. affirmed Polaris’ wins at the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) and District Court. All asserted claims were found to be invalid.

Since June 2012, Polaris Wireless, Inc. has been defending a lawsuit brought by TruePosition alleging that Polaris’ products infringe their patent number 7,783,299. From the outset of the litigation, Polaris Wireless has maintained that its Altus technology is fundamentally different from the hardware-based technology developed and patented by TruePosition in the early 2000s.  Polaris Wireless has also maintained that the asserted TruePosition patent was not valid. On August 26th, 2014 the Delaware District Court found claims 113 and 114 invalid, and on November 3rd, 2014 the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board concluded that Claims 111-114 of the TruePosition patent were invalid.  The appellate court affirmed those decisions on December 15, 2015.

Polaris’ President and CEO Manlio Allegra stated: "We are pleased with the Court's decision that affirms our position that patent claims asserted by TruePosition were invalid and not infringed. Our goal at Polaris Wireless is to serve our customers in the public safety, national security and location-based services markets by delivering best-in-class products using innovative and cutting edge technology. We sincerely thank our 50 global customers for their continued support through this process."