In May, a lawsuit was filed against WWE for patent infringement.
The lawsuit, filed by SITO Mobile outlined 12 patents owned by SITO Mobile, which they believe WWE is infringing. SITO Mobile requested the court award damages determined by a jury trial. SITO Mobile has previously filed patent lawsuits against Hulu and Flo Sports.
You can view the original lawsuit by clicking here.
On October 5, WWE has filed a 32-page response and countersuit (via PWInsider) that denied all of the allegations against them.
“To the extent a response is required, WWE denies that SITO is entitled to any of the requested relief. WWE expressly denies that it directly, literally or under the doctrine of equivalents, has infringed or is infringing any of the patents-in-suit; expressly denies that SITO is entitled to any award of damages, including supplemental damages for any alleged post-verdict infringement; expressly denies that SITO is entitled to pre-judgment and post-judgement interests; and expressly denies that SITO is entitled to costs of this action, including all disbursements, and attorneys’ fees. WWE specifically denies that SITO is entitled to any award of “supplemental damages for any continued post-verdict infringement” or post-judgment interest for the patents-in-suit that expired prior to the filing of the SAC.”
"WWE therefore respectfully requests this Court to enter a judgment declaring that WWE does not and has not directly infringed, contributed to the infringement of, induced the infringement of, or otherwise infringed under any provision of 35 U.S.C. § 271 any valid and enforceable claim of any of the patents-in-suit, and/or that the claims of the patents-in-suit are invalid for failure to comply with one or more provisions of the patent law of the United States, including but not necessarily limited to 35 U.S.C."
WWE claims that they have been damaged by SITO filing the lawsuit and also want SITO to be responsible for the WWE’s legal fees.
Fightful will continue to update fans on the lawsuit as more is known.