Samsung, Nokia, ZTE and Huawei Face USA Patent Investigation
Published on: 1st Feb 2013
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The U.S. International Trade Commission (US ITC) has decided to carry out an investigation into claims by InterDigital that it wireless patents are being infringed by a number of mobile phone manufacturers.
The companies named in the complaint, which was filed at the start of this year, include Samsung, Nokia, ZTE and Huawei.
InterDigital Communications has made the standard request that the USITC issue an exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
The ITC's Chief Administrative Law Judge will assign the case to one of the USITC's six administrative law judges (ALJ), who will schedule and hold an evidentiary hearing.
According to the complaint, the asserted patents generally relate to wireless devices and systems with 3G and/or LTE capabilities.
In particular, the '966 and '847 patents relate to improvements to the way a mobile device gains access to a cellular CDMA system. The '970 patent relates to a technique for communication between user equipment and one or more wireless networks. The '151 patent relates to an improvement in the provision of control information to devices operated in a wireless communications environment, such as on an LTE-based wireless communications network. The '830 and '636 patents relate to improvements to the way a subscriber unit gains access to a cellular CDMA system. Lastly, the '406 patent relates to improved automatic power control for a CDMA system.