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Vringo (VRNG) to Pay 15% - 20% of Google Win to 'Professional Service Providers'; Other 10-Q Items Highlighed

November 14, 2012 4:36 PM EST Send to a Friend
The following are a few more items from Vringo's (AMEX: VRNG) third-quarter 2012 10-Q filing.

- "According to certain scaled fee agreements, I/P Engine will pay between 15% and 20% of any recovery to professional service providers."

- "As one of the means of realizing the value of the patents on telecom infrastructure, on October 5, 2012, our wholly-owned subsidiary, Vringo Infrastructure, Inc., filed suit in the UK High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court, alleging infringement of European Patents (UK) 1,212,919; 1,166,589; and 1,808,029. Declarations have been filed at the European Telecommunications and Standards Institute (ETSI) that cover the patents. The complaint alleges that ZTE's cellular network elements fall within the scope of all three patents, and ZTE's GSM/UMTS multi-mode wireless handsets also fall within the scope of the '029 patent. On October 23, 2012, counsel for ZTE acknowledged service. ZTE (UK) formal response to the complaint is anticipated by November 22, 2012. A case management conference where among other matters, the schedule for the suit will be set, is anticipated in January 2013."

- "On March 15, 2012, Google submitted a request to the USPTO for ex parte reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 6,314,420, one of the two patents-in-suit. The request was deposited on March 16, 2012 and was assigned Control No. 90/009,991. We expected Google to seek reexamination and believe this request is a standard and typical tactic used by defendants in patent litigation cases. The filing of a request for reexamination is the first step in a process that ordinarily takes several years. On July 18, 2012 the USPTO issued a determination ordering a reexamination. On September 25, 2012, the USPTO issued a first, non-final office action where it adopted the rejections proposed by Google. Our response is due by November 25, 2012."




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