Chinese Phone Co. Can't Cite Ericsson Arbitration Loss

Law360, New York (May 27, 2016, 8:37 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge refused Thursday to find that Ericsson Inc. charged a Chinese mobile phone developer an excessive rate for standard-essential patents for wireless technology, saying it would be unfair to apply an arbitration decision issued in a licensing dispute between Ericsson and another company.

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna denied TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd.'s motion for partial summary judgment in its lawsuit against Ericsson, saying the jury will play a different role from the arbitration panel and confront a wider range of issues. The judge said the doctrine holding that a decided issue cannot be relitigated is...

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