Federal Circuit Affirms Findings of Non-Infringement and Invalidity in Interdigital 337 Appeal

In a non-precedential opinion authored by Chief Judge Prost and released today, the Federal Circuit  affirmed findings of non-infringement or invalidity in the five patents asserted by InterDigital in Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities and Components  thereof,Inv. No. 337-TA-800 (Dec. 19, 2013), in which Huawei and ZTE, amongst others, were respondents.  Huawei initiated  law suits in China in response to InterDigital’s original 337 filing, including claims for prospective damages for abuse of dominance by reason of InterDigital’s seeking an exclusion order at the ITC for claimed standards essential patents.

 

Judge Rader To Step Down As Chief Judge

At the Federal Circuit’s May 23 Global Dialogue program today, held in conjunction with the US Chamber, Chief Judge Rader announced that he will be stepping down as Chief Judge. According to press reports, he will stay on the court as a judge.

Judge Rader has accomplished much in China during these several years and I expect he will remain active in China.