Friday, 3 November 2023 saw the end of the first 3 weeks of the trial against Apple for infringement of CPC’s Remote Entry System patents ahead of the final week set down for 4 – 8 December 2023 for closing oral submissions before Justice Burley in the Federal Court Australia.
Both sides have completed their oral evidence on infringement and validity. Apple engineers from the US together with CPC’s technical expert from the US on infringement attended to give evidence and be cross examined. The parties’ independent experts from the US and Australia also attended Court to give evidence and were subject to a “hot tub” process where the Judge can hear all the experts giving evidence on the same issue at the same time to explain his or her point in the presence of the other side’s expert. That process is designed to more efficiently narrow the areas of dispute between the experts.
Two senior Apple executives (IP Litigation Senior Litigation Counsel) with the responsibility for legal settlement and licensing from California, US were present each day in Court for the trial.
CPC’s legal team (Gilbert + Tobin) and Senior Counsel are now preparing final submissions for the resumed Court hearing on 4 December 2023 for closing submissions and remain confident that the Company is well positioned to obtain the orders it seeks from the Federal Court.
Prior releases on litigation
16 October 2023 – Commencement “Federal Court Proceedings Australia”
29 August 2023 – Update “Federal Court Proceedings”
27 March 2023 – Trial Dates