Nokia v. HTC

Court:

  • Case Number: Inv. No. 337-TA-847

“Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof”

Next Event:  Awaiting the announcement of a procedural schedule.  The Final Determination target date is January 23, 2014.

Summary:  Nokia asserts that HTC tablets and smartphones infringe on nine of Nokia’s patents. Nokia seeks a limited exclusion order banning the importation and sale of the infringing products.  HTC denies all alleged infringement.  Additionally, Google has entered the case as an intervenor, denying that it has infringed on any Nokia patents as the creator of the software installed in the accused HTC products.

Timeline of Important Events:

  • May 2, 2012 – Nokia files its initial Complaint. (Document #479053).
  • July 9, 2012 – HTC answers the Complaint, denying all alleged infringement (Document #485034).
  • July 16, 2012 – Non-party Google files a Motion to Intervene as a respondent.
  • July 26, 2012 – HTC files a motion in support of Google’s motion to intervene. (Document #486551). Nokia files a motion in opposition. (Document #486534) (confidential).
  • August 7, 2012 – ALJ Pender grants Google’s motion to intervene as an intervenor, but denies Google’s request to intervene as a respondent. (Document #487556).
  • September 26, 2012 – Google files an answer to Nokia’s Complaint, denying that it has infringed on any Nokia patents as the creator of the software used by the accused HTC products. (Document #491957).
  • September 26, 2012 – HTC files Motion for Partial Termination of the Investigation with respect to patent 7,366,529.  HTC has moved for oral argument on whether or not to terminate the investigation concerning this patent.
  • October 18, 2012 – Nokia files a motion for partial termination of the investigation as to patent 6,728,530.