Dali Wireless Awarded $9M in Patent Lawsuit, CommScope Awarded $2M
Dali Wireless said it received a favorable decision in a patent dispute over distributed antenna system (DAS) technology from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas last week.
CommScope Technologies filed lawsuit No. 3:16-cv-00477 with the U.S. District Court in February 2016. The Dallas jury determined that CommScope infringed both Dali patents-in-suit (U.S. Patent Nos. 9,031,521 and 9,531,473) and awarded $9 million in damages to Dali Wireless. In the same lawsuit, the jury determined that Dali Wireless infringes CommScope’s patents, and awarded CommScope $1.98 million.
Dali also earlier asserted U.S. Patent No. 8,149,950 in this litigation, but the parties settled that claim when Texas Instruments — CommScope’s supplier on the relevant chip — entered into an agreement with Dali to license the ’950 patent.
Dali has also filed another lawsuit (1:19-cv-00952-MN) against CommScope in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware to enforce other patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 8,682,338; 9,847,816; 10,045,314; and 10,080,178) that cover Dali’s next-generation technology in wireless distribution systems. Dali Wireless is seeking damages and an injunction to stop manufacturing, sale and distribution of CommScope OneCell and ION-E products, which are also marketed as “Era C-RAN antenna system.” The Delaware case is still pending.
The dispute between the two companies dates to 2015, when Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport chose Dali over CommScope to install DAS in airport buildings. Following the DFW contract award, CommScope filed suit, claiming Dali had infringed its patents. Dali countersued, claiming CommScope likewise had infringed. The case went to court earlier this month. Chief Judge Barbara Lynn presided over the case.