InterDigital deals in patent acquisition and licensing, and it accused several electronics makers of violating patents it owns relative to 3G wireless technology. It manage to get a settlement out of LG Electronics earlier, but other firms decided to wait for the ITC.
On Friday, a judge issued a preliminary decision finding that neither Nokia, Huawei or ZTE violated any of seven patents related to aspects of 3G wireless communication.
The full decision in the case is expected from the ITC in October.
Tech companies in patent disputes turn to the ITC due to its ability to get cases covered in a speedier fashion than federal courts might be able to, while also having the power to block the import and sale of devices found to be infringing.
Written by: James Delahunty @ 29 Jun 2013 5:17