Winston & Strawn partner David Enzminger was quoted in the Daily Journal's profile of the Fujitsu Ltd. v. Belkin International Inc. et al verdict, which was published on February 13, 2013 in the "Top Verdicts of 2012" supplement. Winston & Strawn client Belkin, along with Netgear and D-Link Corp./D-Link Systems Inc., were tasked with invalidating a patent that might have changed the entire computer electronics industry.
Mr. Enzminger, who served as lead attorney for Belkin, told the Daily Journal: "If [Fujitsu] had won on two issues – validity of patent and liability of indirect infringement – just about every laptop manufacturer and every router and access point manufacturer would have potential liability if they used a plug-in WiFi card."
In the suit, Fujitsu had alleged willful patent infringement against the companies, claiming Fujitsu had invented wireless networking roughly 20 years ago, and that subsequent WiFi plug-in cards infringed its technology. Mr. Enzminger said he could only speculate that the three companies were targeted because of their smaller size instead of market leaders.