After several years of litigation, Apple has withdrawn the request for appeal in the case relating to the infringement of a patent related to function Wi-Fi hotspot.
The complaint of the original he argued that the functionality of hotspot W-Fi Apple infringed the intellectual property of the IXI Mobile. The case, which began in 2014 is still in progress, is focused on a specific patent owned by IXI Mobile, the company is now permanently closed for some time.
Surprise, yesterday Apple has filed a motion to the Court of appeal of the United States to withdraw the appeal filed after the first decision of the judges arrived in 2018.
In the request to withdraw the request for appeal, Apple cites the judgment of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case “Thryv, Inc. v. Click-To-Call Technologies, LP”. In practice, the Supreme Court has essentially consolidated some of the provisions of the code of the United States that forbade a petition to review, inter partes after a year from the summons. In other words, the companies which have been a cause in the matter of patents only have a year to file a motion to request that the U.s. patent Office to review the patentability of the intellectual property.
The federal circuit has granted the motion of the Apple. With the appeal put into the cellar, and without further review inter partes on the table, it is likely that any decision of the court in proceedings for the infringement of IXI will be final. Apple has asked for the last time a jury trial in October 2019.