LG, Nokia Face ITC Probe Over Smartphone Chips

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission voted Tuesday to investigate allegations that LG Electronics Inc., Nokia Corp. and others are importing smartphones that infringe integrated circuit patents held by Tela Innovations Inc.

The trade commission, which also said it would investigate Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility LLC, HTC Corp. and Pantech Co. Ltd., will probe whether the companies violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by importing phones that copy seven of Tela's patents.

If the ITC finds that the import and sale of the phones...
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