ITC Judge Rules in Nokia's Favor in Patent Case
Nokia has won an initial judgment in a patent dispute with competitor Qualcomm. A judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission decided that Nokia did not infringe on three Qualcomm patents that cover power consumption in GSM, GPRS and EDGE phones. This ruling still has to be upheld by the ITC, and Qualcomm has said it will appeal the decision. A final decision won't be made until April 2008. Qualcomm had sought to ban Nokia from importing phones using the patented technology into the U.S.
Microsoft Loses Patent Case to InterDigital
The International Trade Commission today ruled Microsoft improperly used two InterDigital wireless patents without permission. The ruling judge said "it would not be against the public interest to ban the Microsoft [phones] from import into the United States." Patent-related complaints are often taken to the ITC, which has the power to enact such bans.
ITC to Investigate Nokia's Patent Complaints Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Nokia that Apple's smartphones and tablets violate its patented technology.
Samsung Cleared In Nvidia Patent Case
Samsung is not infringing on patents held by Nvidia, says the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Nokia and ZTE Cleared In InterDigital Patent Case
A court today said Nokia and ZTE did not violate patents held by InterDigital, a patent licensing firm. InterDigital had filed a case against the two phone makers with the International Trade Commission.
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