Ericsson FRAND Trial Enters Day 2 With TCL Expert

Law360, Santa Ana, California (February 15, 2017, 11:33 PM EST) -- A California federal judge overseeing the second day of a bench trial on whether Ericsson Inc. offered Chinese mobile phone developer TCL nondiscriminatory license terms for wireless technology standard-essential patents took the reins Wednesday in questioning TCL's economics expert, pressing the witness on how to compare terms granted to other companies.

The proceedings stem from a lawsuit brought by TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd. against Ericsson in 2014, alleging the telecommunications giant is "attempting to exploit its market position to demand unreasonably high and discriminatory licensing fees from TCL." To compel it to accept the allegedly unreasonable terms, Ericsson filed infringement...

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