Apple Gets Partial Fed. Circ. Win In Sony-Nokia Patent Case

Law360, New York (March 17, 2015, 5:25 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday cleared Apple Inc. of infringing three smartphone patents held by a company formed by Sony Corp. of America and Nokia Corp., but sent the case back to the district court for further proceedings on another patent.

In a complex, mixed ruling, the appeals court sided with Apple on some issues, while agreeing on other issues with plaintiff MobileMedia Ideas LLC, a patent licensing firm formed by Sony, Nokia and MPEG LA LLC, a company that packages patent pools.

MobileMedia accused Apple's...
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