Fed. Circ. Says ITC Misconstrued Terms In Nokia Patent Case

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 8:58 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday reversed a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission siding with Nokia Inc. in a patent battle over wireless 3G technology with InterDigital Communications LLC, finding the ITC erred in defining key claim terms in the case.

Judge William C. Bryson, writing for the majority, said the ITC administrative law judge in the case defined “spreading code” — a term related to the patented technology of allowing multiple cellphones to share the same portion of radio frequency spectrum — differently from...
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