“Even though Openwave has a small portfolio, the quality of this IP is what’s important,” Gill says. “By our internal metrics, and looking through the assets at issue, we believe this to be a high quality portfolio.”
And as you can see from the charts included in this post, the number of citations Openwave’s portfolio has racked up, and the stature of the companies making them, would seem to support that assertion.
So could OpenWave win the injunctions it has asked the ITC for? That’s tough to say. But in the end, says Gill, the company is probably not really seeking that.
More likely it’s just looking to drag Apple and RIM into the licensing discussions they’ve so far avoided. And by asserting the five it has chosen, which cover a relatively wide swath of technologies, it has made it difficult for Apple and RIM to dodge them