Cases & Deals

SOLiD fights patent infringement claims over DAS equipment for 5G technology

Clients SOLiD, Inc.

Jones Day is representing SOLiD, Inc. in a multi-jurisdictional patent litigation proceedings brought by a competitor, alleging that client's leading Distributed Antenna System ("DAS") solutions infringe claims of six patents (two European and four U.S.). Digital DAS equipment has gained significant importance with the evolution of 5G wireless and a market shift from analog to digital DAS. The litigations are pending in Europe, and the U.S. lawsuit was dismissed in January 2021. On August 12, 2021, SOLiD filed five IPR petitions before the PTAB, challenging the competitor's patents.

CommScope Technologies LLC v. SOLiD Gear, Inc., et al., No. 3-20-cv-01285 (N.D. Tex.); SOLiD, Inc. v. CommScope Technologies LLC, IPR Nos. 2021-01390-1394 (PTAB); U.K. Patents Court Case No. HP-2020-000017; German (Regional Court of Munich I) Case No. 7 O 17997/20; German Patent Nullity Action Case No. 4 Ni 29/21