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InterDigital Sues Lenovo Over Industry-Standard Patents for 4G

Aug. 28, 2019, 5:58 PM

InterDigital Inc. sued Lenovo Group Ltd. for patent infringement related to 4G communications used in its laptops, tablets and Motorola-branded smartphones after years of failed licensing negotiations over the industry standard-setting technology.

InterDigital, which develops mobile technology, accused Beijing-based Lenovo of infringing eight patents in a complaint filed Aug. 28 in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware. The company is seeking unspecified cash compensation and a court order blocking further unauthorized use of its inventions.

Wilmington-based InterDigital claims the dispute with Lenovo is about a Chinese company stealing American intellectual property, a key issue in U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade war...

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