TruePosition Inc., a maker of technology used for medical alert, criminal tracking and other applications was awarded $45.3 million in damages in a trial of a patent-infringement lawsuit that ended Friday. TruePosition alleged in its lawsuit that communications equipment maker Andrew Corp. infringed on a patent dealing with a method of locating wireless phones. The jury found for the Berwyn, Pa.-based subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp. on all counts in the trial, which took place in U.S. District Court in Delaware. The jury also ruled Westchester, Ill.-based Andrew intentionally infringed on the patent, which could allow the judge to treble the damages. Andrew said it will fight to have the verdict overturned, either at the trial-court level or on appeal. TruePosition alleged in its lawsuit that Andrew infringed on a patent dealing with a method of locating wireless phones.
September 18, 2007