Nokia Loses Intervention Bid In $112M Licensing Dispute

Law360, New York (August 5, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a setback for Nokia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has barred the Finnish mobile handset maker from intervening in a patent suit between competitor Ericsson, Inc. and cellular technology vendor InterDigital Communications.

InterDigital is seeking royalty fees from Nokia, which has so far declined making payments after arbitration established royalty rates worth an estimated $112 million in July. Nokia had sought to intervene in the other case to bring to light information it deemed critical to arbitration.

The case was appealed...
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