$130 million patent claim against Apple in Shenzhen shows NPEs in China increasingly strident 05 Jan 17
Back in August, Hawaii-based NPE GPNE saw a long US campaign against Apple come to an unsuccessful end, as the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court’s verdict in favour of the Cupertino company. But the licensing company appears to be doubling down on similar claims against Apple in China, making what its attorneys claim is the largest damage claim ever in a Chinese court. GPNE isn’t likely to be awarded that sort of money, but it seems like another sign that NPEs are becoming more and more assertive in this market.
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