Supreme Court Denies Nokia Relief from ITC Import Ban
By James Grace – Edited by Ashish Bakshi
Interdigital Commc’ns, LLC v. Int’l Trade Comm’n
The Supreme Court denied Nokia’s petition for a writ of certiorari, upholding the Federal Circuit’s finding that Nokia had violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by importing into the U.S. cell phones that violated two U.S. patents owned by InterDigital. In denying the petition without comment, the Supreme Court did not address whether “licensing alone” could satisfy the “domestic industry” requirement of Section 337.