TCL Communication Technology Holdings, Ltd v. Telefonaktienbolaget LM Ericsson et al

  1. April 03, 2020

    New Trial For Ericsson After Fed. Circ. 'Unravels' FRAND Rate

    Ericsson and Chinese smartphone maker TCL will sort out their dispute over licensing rates for TCL's standard-essential wireless patents at trial, after a California federal judge said the Federal Circuit's remand of the case "unraveled" his entire judgment.

  2. January 04, 2018

    4 Things To Know About The Latest FRAND Rate-Setting Case

    A California federal judge added to case law on standard-essential patents late last month by holding that Ericsson did not offer to license its patents on reasonable terms, then becoming only the fourth U.S. judge to determine a royalty rate for essential patents. Here are four takeaways from the decision.

  3. February 28, 2017

    Ericsson IP Chief Testifies TCL License Terms Were Fair

    Ericsson Inc.'s head of intellectual property testified Tuesday in a California federal bench trial over whether it offered Chinese cellphone developer TCL fair license terms, defending Ericsson's proposal that TCL pay a flat rate on its low-priced phones rather than the percentage royalty it publicly advocated for premium-priced phone makers.

  4. February 15, 2017

    Ericsson FRAND Trial Enters Day 2 With TCL Expert

    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.

  5. August 01, 2016

    Some Ericsson Patent Terms Made To TCL Deemed Fair

    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.

  6. May 27, 2016

    Chinese Phone Co. Can't Cite Ericsson Arbitration Loss

    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.

  7. January 25, 2016

    Ericsson Slips Sanctions Over Non-Disclosure In Patent Row

    A California federal judge declined to sanction Ericsson for refusing to disclose third parties' proprietary information in a patent license suit with a Chinese company, saying in a Monday order the company was not obligated to turn them over and saying the withholding was benign.

  8. October 20, 2015

    TCL Insists Ericsson Willfully Destroyed Patent Evidence

    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.

  9. September 23, 2015

    Ericsson Says Purge Of Patent Docs Was Court Ordered

    Ericsson shot back at a sanctions bid from TCL Communication Technology accusing the telecom of destroying documents relevant to a suit over standard-essential patent licenses, telling a California federal court Tuesday that the documents had to be scrapped under a protective order from previous litigation.

  10. September 11, 2015

    TCL Wants Ericsson Punished For Purging Docs In Patent Suit

    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.

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