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Huawei, Nokia, Samsung, ZTE named in InterDigital patent action


Steve Costello

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Mobile technology company InterDigital filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission alleging patent infringements by Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE, calling for a ban on the sale of the affected products.

According to a statement, the list covers “certain 3G and 4G wireless devices (including WCDMA-, cdma2000- and LTE-capable mobile phones, USB sticks, mobile hotspots, laptop computers and tablets, and components of such devices) that infringe up to seven of InterDigital’s US patents”.

It also includes some 3G devices which incorporate WiFi features.

InterDigital noted that some of the patents involved have already been asserted against Nokia, Huawei and ZTE in earlier actions, and these claims have not been reiterated in the new complaint.

InterDigital has also filed a parallel action in the US District Court of Delaware, listing the same devices and patents. In this case, it is seeking “permanent injunction and compensatory damages in an amount to be determined, as well as enhanced damages based on wilful infringement, and recovery of reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.”

Separately, InterDigital yesterday said that it had extended its agreement with RIM, “to add coverage for 4G products, including LTE and LTE-Advanced products”.

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  • Paul Warner

    Another US company comes out of the woodwork and tries to get foreign companies products banned over real or imaginary patent infringements..