Nokia Seeks to Block U.S. Imports of Lenovo Computers

July 2, 2020, 8:08 PM

Nokia filed a patent-infringement complaint against Lenovo at the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeking to block imports of laptop, tablet and desktop computers made by the Chinese company.

  • Nokia claims Lenovo’s ThinkPad, IdeaPad and Flex line of computers infringe five patents related to the H.264 industry standard for video compression
  • The complaint “comes only after more than a year of unsuccessful attempts to license Lenovo to the standard-essential claims of Nokia’s H.264 portfolio,” Nokia said in the filing
  • Nokia said it has offered to license its patents on fair and reasonable terms, but Lenovo “has refused to meaningfully engage with ...

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