Some Ericsson Patent Terms Made To TCL Deemed Fair

Law360, Los Angeles (August 1, 2016, 8:30 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has ruled that some of the license terms Ericsson Inc. offered a Chinese mobile phone developer for standard-essential patents for wireless technology were fair and reasonable, narrowing the developer's claims in its suit alleging Ericsson overcharged it.

In an in-chambers written order made on July 25 and entered into the case docket on Friday, U.S. District Judge James V. Selna granted Ericsson's motion for partial summary judgment, finding that two of the contract terms the telecommunications giant offered TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd. were fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory. Judge Selna held that Ericsson's offer to only allow...

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