Fed. Circ. Remands License Issue In LTE Patent Dispute

Law360 (January 26, 2021, 7:19 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday that Samsung, Microsoft and others were shielded from infringement claims over an LTE patent while a contractual covenant was in effect, but said that a lower court needs to address whether the companies could be liable after the contract's alleged termination.

A three-judge panel both affirmed and vacated parts of a district court decision in Evolved Wireless LCC LTE's lawsuits against Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia Inc., HTC Corporation, Motorola Mobility LLC and ZTE (USA) Inc., saying that the lower court rightly found that the license agreement at issue — which included a covenant not to sue — barred...

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