Foxconn Denied Quick Win In USB Essential-Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 2:01 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday refused to toss a lawsuit claiming Foxconn International Inc. violated antitrust laws by refusing to license allegedly standard-essential USB patents to a rival company.

Without providing further detail, U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin rejected Foxconn’s counterargument that the technology at issue was not standards-essential and that Lotes Co. Ltd. only brought the lawsuit to gain leverage in a Chinese patent infringement lawsuit.

The judge denied the motion to dismiss “for the reasons stated on the record at today's...
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