Nokia said that Lenovo’s ThinkPad, IdeaPad and Flex series computers infringed five patents related to the H.264 industry standard related to video compression.
Editor’s note: This article is from Tencent Technology, reviewed by Cheng Xi.
In the technology industry, patent infringement disputes and lawsuits among technology giants have become commonplace. Recently, Nokia, one of the world’s top three telecommunications equipment manufacturers, pointed out that The tablet and personal computer products of Lenovo Group infringe many patent rights. According to the latest news from the media, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) announced on August 4 that it had initiated an investigation into Nokia’s patent infringement of Lenovo Group’s products.
According to reports, Nokia has requested that the US government regulators ban the import of Lenovo’s laptops, tablets and desktops that have infringed on patent rights.
Nokia stated that Lenovo’s ThinkPad, IdeaPad and Flex series computers infringed five patents related to the H.264 industry standard related to video compression. Nokia stated in the filing that this complaint “was filed after Lenovo failed to obtain a basic standard patent license for Nokia’s H.264 product portfolio for more than a year.”
It is reported that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined an accurate date for ending the investigation and making a final decision within 45 days after the investigation was initiated.
The aforementioned agency stated that this investigation was based on a complaint filed by Nokia against Lenovo Group on July 2, 2020. The complaint was supplemented on July 17, 20 and 22, 2020. .
Nokia accused Lenovo of violating section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 when importing and selling certain electronic devices to the United States. These electronic devices, including computers, tablets, and their components and modules, infringed the patents claimed by the plaintiff . Nokia asked the US Trade Commission to issue a limited injunction.
Lenovo Group is one of the top three personal computer giants in the world. It has many legal entities. The US International Trade Commission stated that the following Lenovo-related entities have been included in the investigation:
Lenovo (USA) Co., Ltd., located in Morrisville, North Carolina;
Lenovo Group Co., Ltd. located in Hong Kong, China;
Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd. in Beijing, China;
Lenovo (Shanghai) Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China;
Hong Kong, China