CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DataQuill Limited is pleased to announce HTC Corporation’s entry into a patent license agreement providing access to DataQuill’s U.S. Patent No. 6,058,304 for Data Entry System, U.S. Patent No. 7,139,591 for Hand Held Telecommunications and Data Entry Device, and portfolio. DataQuill is an early innovator in the field of mobile data entry and access systems. Through their licensing HTC joins other major manufacturers including licensees Nokia, Motorola, Inc., LG Electronics Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Palm, Inc., and Hewlett-Packard Company, among others.
DataQuill’s Fifth US Patent Issues
DataQuill also announced today that the United States Patent & Trademark Office has issued the company U.S. Patent No. 8,290,538. In addition to new claims covering aspects of smartphones, the new patent also includes claims that cover tablets and similar computing devices. The USPTO action is the latest affirmation of the validity of DataQuill’s inventions. Patents in the portfolio have repeatedly survived USPTO reexamination proceedings and litigation challenges around the world and have now been licensed to more than 10 major high-technology companies. Key portfolio highlights:
- The portfolio includes 41 issued patents with a key patent family of five issued U.S. patents (three of which have successfully undergone reexamination), and an additional U.S. pending application.
- Each of the five U.S. patents issued over hundreds of patent and non-patent references and collectively the DataQuill patents have hundreds of claims.
- Outside the U.S., DataQuill defeated a European opposition proceeding initiated by Nokia and has national stage coverage in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Foreign counterparts to the key patent family have also issued in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, and New Zealand.
- The U.S. patents, which have been the subject of litigation against Handspring/Palm (now owned by HP), Kyocera, Nokia, Research in Motion, and HTC, have earned multiple favorable Markman rulings, with virtually all disputed terms being interpreted in the patentee’s favor.
DataQuill Licensing Campaign Enters Next Phase
On the heels of its HTC license and the latest patent, DataQuill also announced today that it has launched the next phase of its licensing campaign through DataQuill’s long-standing legal representation at Resolution Strategies, and Global IP Law Group.
“DataQuill’s patent portfolio remains one of the strongest, most challenged, most valuable patent portfolios in the world,” said David Berten, founder and partner of Global IP Law Group. “The technology is critically important to modern smartphones and other devices, and DataQuill looks forward to completing license agreements with many additional industry participants.”
DataQuill will be moving to conclude additional licensing agreements, and will continue to offer more favorable license terms to companies that proactively seek to enter license agreements with the company. Interested parties should contact Patrick O’Malley at Resolution Strategies or David Berten at Global IP Law Group to discuss license terms.
DataQuill is a pioneer in the field of mobile Internet access from handheld devices through patented technology of inventors Frank Callaghan, Paul Doran and Garry Robb. DataQuill’s ‘304 patent family and its contribution to the field is well recognized by the industry. DataQuill is an early innovator in the field of mobile data entry and access systems, having developed the combination of technologies that form the core of modern smartphones and other portable computing devices: wireless Internet access, touch-sensitive screens and other reading sensors, downloading and updating applications, merchandising, and the integration of cameras with such devices.
About Global IP Law Group, LLC
Global IP Law Group, LLC is a law firm based in Chicago, Illinois with a second office in Seattle, Washington, and affiliates in London, Auckland, and Seoul. Global IP assists clients in monetizing patents through sales, licensing, and litigation. The firm advised Nortel Networks through the monetization process of Nortel’s more than 6,000 patents, which culminated in pending sale to a consortium including Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Sony and Ericsson for $4.5 billion.
About Resolution Strategies, LLP
Resolution Strategies LLP is a law firm that concentrates on representing its clients as settlement counsel in resolving business and legal matters. In the IP area, Resolution Strategies has represented a wide range of inventors and companies in patent licensing negotiations and has concluded licensing transactions and settlements impacting hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue.