Fed. Circ. Revives IP Suit Against Motorola, Others

Law360 (December 23, 2010, 2:12 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has revived a patent suit against Motorola Inc., Nokia Corp. and others over wireless handset technology, ruling that an exclusive licensee can bring an infringement action even if it's not the only party that can license the patent, so long as the accused infringers are not able to obtain a license.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday reversed a decision by Judge Robert E. Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, who had dismissed infringement claims against the technology giants brought by WIAV Solutions LLC.

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