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April-May China Bulletin

On February 4, 2013, the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court issued two rulings in a patent licensing dispute between InterDigital and Huawei.  The Court decided that InterDigital abused its patent rights by requiring Huawei to pay “excessive” royalties for essential patents for mobile telephone technology and by tying standard essential patents with non-essential patents.  It referred to complaints InterDigital had filed with the ITC and the Delaware District Court in the U.S. in an attempt to ban Huawei from using the patents while negotiations to license the patents were ongoing. Continue reading