Fed. Circ. Won't Rehear Nokia-InterDigital 3G Patent Spat

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 4:37 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday denied Nokia Corp.'s rehearing bid in a patent and trade dispute with InterDigital Inc., ruling that InterDigital has satisfied the Tariff Act's domestic industry requirements by offering licenses in the U.S. for use of its cellular technology patents.

In a 2-1 ruling, the appeals court found that InterDigital's U.S. licensing activities gave the company standing to lodge a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging Nokia violated the Tariff Act's Section 337 by importing patent-infringing 3G handsets. The ITC previously...
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