SHENZHEN, China — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 23, 2015 — ZTE Corporation is pleased by the decision of the jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in the litigation with InterDigital Inc. over U.S. patent 7,941,151.
The Delaware jury decided that ZTE did not infringe any of the claims of the InterDigital patent.
In August 2014, the United States International Trade Commission issued a final determination rejecting InterDigital’s allegation of violations of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 based on three patents, including U.S. patent 7,941,151.
In December 2013, the ITC rejected an earlier Section 337 case involving seven other InterDigital patents, with three of the patents ruled invalid. This ITC ruling was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in February 2015.
ZTE has initiated anti-monopoly proceedings against InterDigital in China, with hearings scheduled at the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court on May 11 and May 13.
As a globally-leading technology innovator, ZTE respects the intellectual property of other companies. ZTE is committed to licensing standard essential patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms.
ZTE ranked third globally in patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in the past year, according to the latest annual report published by the World Intellectual Property Organization last month. This was the fifth successive year in which ZTE was ranked inside the Global Top-3 by WIPO.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, the company is committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn