Intellect Wireless, Inc. v. HTC Corp., No. 12-1658 (Fed. Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Intellect’s patents involve wireless transmission of caller identification information and disclose providing caller ID information from a message center to a personal communication device, such as a cell phone, by a wireless network and displaying the caller ID information on the cell phone’s screen. Intellect sued HTC for infringement. After a bench trial, the district court held the asserted patents unenforceable due to inequitable conduct by the inventor, Henderson, who falsely asserted that the invention had been reduced to practice. The Federal Circuit affirmed, holding that Henderson’s explanations were not credible in light of a pattern of deceit.