TCL Wants Ericsson Punished For Purging Docs In Patent Suit

Law360, New York (September 11, 2015, 3:39 PM EDT) -- TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd. asked a California district court Thursday to impose sanctions against its rival Ericsson Inc. for destroying documents it says are relevant to it its lawsuit accusing the Swedish telecommunications company of demanding unreasonably high, discriminatory licensing fees for its standard-essential patents.

TCL, a Chinese corporation that sells its products in the U.S. under the Alcatel OneTouch brand, said Ericsson willfully failed to preserve expert reports, exhibits and declarations from earlier similar lawsuits between Ericsson and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. relating to the validity of Ericsson's standard-essential patents and licensing terms, putting TCL's discovery process at a...

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