Pendrell Corporation
Pendrell Corp (Form: 8-K, Received: 07/12/2017 16:16:43)  

 


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

     
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   July 12, 2017

Pendrell Corporation
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(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

     
Washington 001-33008 98-0221142
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(State or other jurisdiction
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(Commission
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(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
      
2300 Carillon Point, Kirkland, Washington   98033
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(Address of principal executive offices)
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(Zip Code)
     
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (425) 278-7100

Not Applicable
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Former name or former address, if changed since last report

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

ContentGuard Holdings, Inc. ("ContentGuard"), a subsidiary of Pendrell Corporation (the "Company"), filed patent infringement lawsuits against various manufacturers of mobile communication and computing devices, through which ContentGuard alleged that these manufacturers infringed and continue to infringe ContentGuard patents. The lawsuits culminated in two trials in the Fall of 2015: one against Apple, Inc. (the "Apple Litigation") and the other against Google, Inc. and manufacturers of Android devices (the "Google Litigation").

On September 23, 2015, a jury in the Google Litigation found that the patents asserted against Google and Android manufacturers are valid, but that products accused in the Google Litigation do not infringe the patents. The judge entered judgment consistent with the verdict in October 2015.

On November 20, 2015, a jury in the Apple Litigation found that the patents asserted against Apple in the Apple Litigation are valid, but that Apple products accused in the Apple Litigation do not infringe the patents. The judge entered judgment consistent with the verdict in December 2015.

ContentGuard appealed the judgments in the Google Litigation and Apple Litigation to the Federal Circuit Court. On July 12, 2017, the Federal Circuit court affirmed both judgments.






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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

         
    Pendrell Corporation
          
July 12, 2017   By:   /s/ Timothy M. Dozois
       
        Name: Timothy M. Dozois
        Title: Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary