TCL Insists Ericsson Willfully Destroyed Patent Evidence

Law360, New York (October 20, 2015, 10:10 PM EDT) -- A California federal court heard arguments Tuesday on TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd.'s motion for sanctions against Ericsson Inc., which TCL accuses of willfully violating trial procedures by destroying evidence relevant to a suit over standard-essential patent licenses.

The dispute comes in a lawsuit filed by China-based TCL, which sells its products in the U.S. under the Alcatel OneTouch brand, in March 2014 accusing Ericsson of refusing to license its SEPs related to the global 2G, 3G and 4G telecommunications standards under fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms. Ericsson, similarly, has launched lawsuits in at least four countries accusing TCL of infringing...

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