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Huawei Loses Bid to Revive Patent on Mobile Telecommunications

May 7, 2020, 1:51 PM

U.S. appeals court, without issuing formal opinion, affirmed Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision that Huawei patent is invalid

  • Patent 8,885,583 covers way mobile device synchronizes with a base station
    • PTAB had said the idea was little different than what had been disclosed in papers by standard-setting board for LTE
  • Samsung had challenged the validity of the patent when it was embroiled in a royalty fight with Huawei; the companies later settled their dispute
    • Patent office stepped in on appeal to defend agency decision
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard arguments Monday; affirmed Thursday
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