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Microsoft, Samsung, Others Mostly Win Appeal of 4G Patent Suit

Jan. 26, 2021, 7:05 PM

A group of major smartphone makers are mostly off the hook for patent infringement claims based on their use of Qualcomm Inc. components, the Federal Circuit affirmed.

The lower court properly found the accused products were within the scope of a license agreement that bars patent owner Evolved Wireless LLC from suing companies that make phones using Qualcomm components, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said in an nonprecedential opinion. But the appeals court faulted the lower court for failing to take the 2018 termination of the license agreement into account.

Evolved owns U.S. Patent No....

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