WASHINGTON (CN) – The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate Nokia’s claims that HTC Corp. imports cell phones and computer tablets that infringe on nine of its patents.
Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender will lead the investigation. He will set a target date for completion of the investigation in the next 45 days.
Nokia claims the HTC products violate patents on synchronizing cell phones with computers, conserving battery power, attenuating radio interference, automatically adjusting screen brightness, creating a mobile hot spot and storing data for applications.
Products listed in Nokia’s complaint are HTC’s Sensation, Inspire, Vivid, Radar, MyTouch, Rezound and Rhyme mobile phones and its Jetstream and Flyer tablet computers.
Intellisync Corp., of Sunnyvale, Calif., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia, is listed as owner of two of the nine patents in dispute.
Two of Taiwan-based HTC’s subsidiaries, HTC America of Bellevue, Wash., and Exedea of Houston, are also listed as respondents.
Nokia asked the commission to permanently ban importation and sales of the allegedly infringing devices.