Some LTE and 3G communication equipment is accused of infringement, US court rules in favor of Apple HTC
The ITC ruled on the case in 2020, and a three-judge Federal Circuit panel on Wednesday upheld the original ITC decision.
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled thatapple, HTC’s smartcell phone, smartwatches, tablets, and other LTE-enabled devices do not infringe upon INVT SPE’s two patents originally developed by Panasonic all.
U.S. Circuit Judge Raymond Chen wrote that the devices did not infringe INVT’s patents because they functioned differently than described in the patents, and the appeals court said the devices could not receive and process data signals in the same way as INVT’s patented technology.
The judge found that the patents were unnecessary for the LTE standard and that the devices were not infringing simply because they were LTE capable.