Overseas Discovery Blocked In InterDigital ITC Dispute

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT) -- A U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Friday halted efforts by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to compel certain foreign licensees of InterDigital Inc.'s wireless patents to reveal the terms of their contracts, calling the attempts premature.

In three brief orders, Administrative Law Judge Robert K. Rogers Jr. said that Samsung and Huawei are not entitled to pursue discovery from the overseas parent companies of three InterDigital licensees until they exhaust their efforts to obtain the information from the licensees in the...
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