The ebb and flow of the patent battles in the tech world never cease to amuse me. They are never ending for many firms. Nokia is one of the tech firms that is always on the giving or receiving end of legal drama. Not too long ago Nokia beat Apple in court and Apple was forced to pay licensing fees to Nokia. Nokia is now on the other side of a legal dispute with a suit filed by InterDigital.
Nokia isn’t the only firm named in that suit; InterDigital is also going after Huawei and STE as well. According to InterDigital, all three of those companies are using unfair trade practices by importing certain 3G devices like mobile phones and hotspots as well as tablets and computers that infringe on patents that InterDigital holds in the US. The patent companies were field with the ITC.
InterDigital also filed a separate complaint in federal court alleging that all three of the firms infringe on the same patents with their devices. The specific patents the case is about aren’t mentioned. I am about as tired of hearing about patent suits as I am hackers.