InterDigital Files New Complaint Against Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE with U.S. International Trade Commission

  InterDigital Files New Complaint Against Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE with
  U.S. International Trade Commission

Company Seeks Importation Ban for 3G and 4G Wireless Products that Infringe on
                                 U.S. Patents

Business Wire

WILMINGTON, Del. -- January 2, 2013

InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDCC) today announced that its wholly owned
subsidiaries InterDigital Communications, Inc., InterDigital Technology
Corporation, IPR Licensing, Inc. and InterDigital Holdings, Inc.
(collectively, “InterDigital”) filed a complaint with the U.S. International
Trade Commission (“USITC”) against Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Futurewei
Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Huawei Technologies (USA), Huawei Device USA, Inc.,
Nokia Corporation, Nokia, Inc., Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., Samsung
Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, ZTE
Corporation and ZTE (USA), Inc. (collectively, “Respondents”) alleging that
they engaged in unfair trade practices by selling for importation into the
United States, importing into the United States and/or selling after
importation into the United States certain 3G and 4G wireless devices
(including WCDMA-, cdma2000- and LTE-capable mobile phones, USB sticks, mobile
hotspots, laptop computers and tablets, and components of such devices) that
infringe up to seven of InterDigital’s U.S. patents (the “Asserted Patents”).
The action also extends to certain WCDMA and cdma2000 devices incorporating
WiFi functionality.

“Wireless technology continues to advance at tremendous speed based on the
contributions that InterDigital and others have made to core connectivity
technology. For InterDigital, that effort represents roughly one billion
dollars of research and development involving hundreds of wireless engineers
over decades. While the vast majority of our dozens of licensees recognize our
contributions and choose to license our portfolio based on discussions alone,
in some cases we’re forced to resort to legal action,” said Lawrence F. Shay,
President of InterDigital’s patent holding subsidiaries.

InterDigital’s complaint with the USITC seeks an exclusion order that would
bar from entry into the United States infringing 3G or 4G wireless devices
(and components), including LTE devices, that are imported by or on behalf of
Respondents, and also seeks a cease and desist order to bar further sales of
infringing products that have already been imported into the United States.
Under its rules, the USITC has thirty days from the filing of the complaint to
decide whether to formally institute an investigation. Certain of the Asserted
Patents have been asserted against Nokia, Huawei and ZTE in earlier USITC
proceedings, including the pending USITC investigation initiated by
InterDigital in July 2011, and therefore are not being asserted against those
Respondents in this new complaint.

InterDigital also filed parallel actions in the United States District Court
for the District of Delaware alleging that Respondents’ same 3G and 4G
wireless devices infringe the same Asserted Patents identified in the USITC
complaint. The Delaware complaints seek a permanent injunction and
compensatory damages in an amount to be determined, as well as enhanced
damages based on willful infringement, and recovery of reasonable attorneys’
fees and costs. If the USITC institutes the investigation referenced above,
Respondents will have a statutory right (but not the obligation) to stay the
Delaware District Court proceeding pending a final determination in the USITC.

About InterDigital^®

InterDigital develops fundamental wireless technologies that are at the core
of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the
industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions
for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years
ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic
relationships with many of the world’s leading wireless companies. Founded in
1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400^®
index.

InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc.

For more information, visit: www.interdigital.com.

Contact:

InterDigital, Inc.
Patrick Van de Wille, +1 858-210-4814
patrick.vandewille@interdigital.com
 
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