ITC Reins In Google's Role In Nokia-HTC Infringement Case

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. can participate in Nokia Corp.'s suit accusing HTC Corp. of importing mobile phones and tablet computers that infringe its patents, but the company cannot serve as a defendant in the action even though its operating system runs on HTC devices, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday.

The ITC in an initial determination denied Google's bid to intervene as a respondent in the infringement suit, saying that Google's Android products would not be excluded from entry into the U.S. should Nokia prevail in its...
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