ITC May Merge Apple 337 Probes of Nokia, High Tech

Law360, New York (April 14, 2010, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Investigators at the U.S. International Trade Commission are seeking partial consolidation of two Section 337 cases brought by Apple Inc., noting that five smart phone patents asserted against Nokia Corp. in one proceeding overlap with those in a case against High Tech Computer Corp. and other personal data device manufacturers.

The investigative staff at the ITC on Tuesday proposed adding Nokia to the second investigation insofar as Apple is asserting five of the same patents in both proceedings, ensuring that duplicative and costly work is not...
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