ZTE welcomes final determination of the U.S. International Trade Commission in InterDigital case
20 December 2013, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation welcomes the final determination of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) rejecting the patent claims made by InterDigital Inc.
The ITC cleared ZTE of the infringement complaints by InterDigital on six patents, and ruled that another patent claimed by InterDigital was invalid. The final determination in the 337-TA-800 case upheld the ITC’s preliminary determination made on 28 June 2013, and removes the basis for possible exclusion orders and cease and desist orders against ZTE products by the ITC.
“We are delighted about the ITC’s adjudication as we are committed to offering high-quality products and services for our customers in the United States,” said Mr. Guo Xiaoming, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of ZTE. “This decision is an important victory in ZTE’s efforts to combat patent misuse by some protagonists for anti-competitive purposes.”
ZTE’s industry-leading pool of intellectual property assets, a product of vast investments in technology innovation, is a strong safeguard to help ZTE prevail in patent litigations internationally. ZTE was ranked No. 1 globally in international patent applications in 2011 and 2012, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization. In 2013, U.S. courts have ruled in ZTE’s favour in patent litigations with InterDigital, TPL and Flashpoint.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.