This morning, at the U.S. International Trade Commission, the hearing commenced in In the Matter of Certain Wireless Devices with 3G Capabilities and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-800) before presiding Administrative Law Judge David. P. Shaw. This case involves the ITC’s investigation into allegations brought by InterDigital that respondents Huawei, Nokia, and ZTE infringe various InterDigital 3G-essential patents. (LG Electronics was previously dismissed as a respondent). The hearing is scheduled to continue until February 22, although there is always the potential for the parties to wrap up early.
It’s likely that the parties will offer evidence on RAND and other SEP-related issues, perhaps tailored toward questions asked by the Commission as part of their upcoming Final Determination in the Samsung-Apple investigation (337-TA-794). The parties’ pre-hearing statements were all filed as confidential, but we will keep an eye on the docket to see if any interesting SEP-related information becomes available to the public.