Ericsson Handset Patents Challenged by ZTE

Law360, New York (April 4, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT) -- ZTE Corp. said Saturday it had been hit with a lawsuit by Swedish telecommunications equipment rival Ericsson AB alleging infringement of patents related to handsets, and plans to initiate an action of its own.

The China-based firm said it received legal papers that Ericsson has filed litigation against it in the U.K. after ongoing negotiations between the two parties fell apart, and in response, ZTE said it will launch patent invalidation procedures against Ericsson before the patent re-examination board of China’s State Intellectual Property Organization....
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