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The US International Trade Commission (ITC) will start an investigation into some of Nokia’s 3G phones due to a complaint by InterDigital la…

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) will start an investigation into some of Nokia’s 3G phones due to a complaint by InterDigital last month. “Nokia said InterDigital had declared the two patents in question as essential to the WCDMA (3G) standard, committing to license these on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms…”For the proper functioning of the standardization process and continued industry innovation, Nokia believes companies should refrain from seeking injunctions for standards essential patents,” Nokia said”, reports Reuters. That may be so, but it’s increasingly seen as an effective way to get large companies to settle patent disputes…

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