HTC Corp.’s alleged policy of “not reviewing the patents of others” is enough to support allegations that it willfully infringed patents related to a virtual reality controller, the Eastern District of Texas said.

Motiva Patents LLC’s complaint was sufficient to show that HTC may have been willfully blind to Motiva’s patent rights, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas said.

Motiva said HTC’s Vive virtual reality system infringes five patents covering a controller with “buttons or other input mechanisms that enable the user to manipulate virtual objects in 3D.” HTC moved to dismiss Motiva’s indirect and willful…

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