ITC Hands Win To Nokia In HTC Patent Infringement Case

Law360, Chicago (June 17, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has rejected HTC Corp.’s so-called exhaustion defense against Nokia Corp.’s lawsuit accusing the Taiwanese company of importing mobile phones and tablet computers that infringe Nokia patents, according to an order unsealed Friday.

Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender ruled in favor of Nokia on dueling motions for summary determination regarding HTC’s exhaustion defense, which protects authorized purchasers of patented products from infringement claims.

HTC based the defense — which concerned four of the nine patents-in-suit — on the fact that it...
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