InterDigital Trims Nokia Patent Case After ZTE Verdict

By Ryan Davis (April 23, 2015, 6:16 PM EDT) -- Citing a noninfringement verdict this week in a different case against ZTE Corp., InterDigital Communications Inc. on Thursday dropped some of its patent claims against Nokia Corp., leaving only one patent at issue in a trial set to begin Monday in Delaware.

InterDigital accused both ZTE and Nokia's smartphone unit, now owned by Microsoft Corp., of infringing U.S. Patent Number 7,941,151, which covers 4G LTE wireless technology, but a jury found on Wednesday that ZTE's products do not infringe the patent.

InterDigital said that due to the verdict, it is dropping its claims on that patent against Nokia and Mircrosoft and...

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