Novatel Smacks ZTE with MiFi-Related Patent Suit
Novatel Wireless has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ZTE Corp. and ZTE USA, alleging that the companies are violating its intellectual property. Novatel claims ZTE is violating a "key patent related to the MiFi family of mobile hotspots and wireless data modems." Novatel says it invented the MiFi mobile hotspot and it is prepared to protect its intellectual property. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. This is the second such lawsuit that Novatel has filed against ZTE.
Novatel to Sell MiFi Business and Focus on IoT
Novatel Wireless today announced plans to divest its mobile broadband business. The company has agreed to sell its MiFi branded hotspots and USB modem product lines to Hong Kong-based TCL Industries Holdings for $50 million in cash.
Samsung Hits Huawei with Handful of Complaints
Samsung has sued Huawei in China for patent infringement. The Korean phone maker says several of Huawei's devices, including the Mate8 and Honor line, are violating six of its technology patents.
Qualcomm Says iPhone Violating 16 More Patents
Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple's iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents.
Microsoft Accuses InterDigital of Antitrust Behavior
Microsoft has filed an antitrust lawsuit against InterDigital, a patent-licensing firm, for charging exorbitant rates to license standard-essential patents. The two companies have been embroiled in patent litigation for years.