Auto parts supplier
- The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a trial court in Texas to dismiss a lawsuit Continental filed against Avanci, a patent-licensing pool backed by
Nokia, Qualcommand other companies that own foundational telecom inventions
- The telecom companies will only negotiate with the automakers, while traditionally it’s been the parts suppliers who handle patent-licensing rights; both the automakers and parts companies have balked at this change
- The judge in Texas
ruledin 2020 that the patent pool’s licensing ...