Bloomberg Law
Sept. 26, 2019, 1:48 PMUpdated: Sept. 26, 2019, 6:44 PM

Nokia Says Lenovo Laptops Infringe Video Coding Patents (1)

Blake Brittain
Blake Brittain

Nokia sued Lenovo for infringing multiple video coding patents in the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Nokia says dozens of Lenovo laptops and tablets infringe over 20 of its patents that are essential to complying with the International Telecommunications Union’s H.264 Advanced Video Coding standard.

The H.264 standard is also known as “MPEG-4 part 10" and “Advanced Video Coding.” Nokia’s Sept. 25 complaint says over 50 other companies have licensed the standard essential patents at reasonable rates, but Lenovo “refused to meaningfully engage in negotiations,” forcing it to sue.

Causes of Action: Patent infringement.

Relief: Damages, injunctions, a declaration that ...