InterDigital Faces Alice Challenges, Publishes Royalty Rates

January 25, 2020

This month, Lenovo (Motorola Mobility) renewed an Alice motion attacking six of the eight wireless communications patents that InterDigital, Inc. (IDCC), through a group of subsidiaries, has asserted in its sole active US case. The defendants’ accused products are cellular-enabled Motorola and Lenovo devices practicing certain standards (e.g., HSUPA, LTE, and WCDMA). The abstract ideas to which the current motion alleges IDCC’s claims are patent-ineligibly directed range from “requesting additional bandwidth when the previously allocated bandwidth is insufficient” to “transmitting channel quality measurements in a rotating pattern of time intervals”. The challenge comes as InterDigital has published information detailing its “handset rate structure, portfolio data, [and] licensing principles” as part of a “new phase of transparency”.

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