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Nokia’s patent claims rejected
诺基亚“标准必要专利”不合标准
Author:CopyFrom:hits:1728UpdateTime:2015/10/22 15:11:27Editor:

Recently, Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People’s Court made a decision in the first instance involving patent infringement dispute of Nokia Corporation (hereinafter as Nokia). The Court held that, Nokia lacked of factual and legal basis on its standard essential patents for its interpretation in the scope of patent protection, and therefore, mobile phones, involved in the case, of Shanghai Huaqin Communication Technology Co. (hereinafter as Huaqin Company), were beyond the scope of Nokia’s patent protection, and the Court rejected the claims of Nokia.
    It is reported that, in this case Nokia accused mainly for its involved patent claims 4, which defines its units saving location data as “location area”.
    In the case hearings, the court made an analysis on the concept of “location area” and “cells” in Nokia’s patent documents in accordance with the Patent Law and the interpretation by Supreme People’s Court. In this case, Nokia referred all areas with management functions collectively as “location areas” in the patent document, which was not in consistent with the definition of “location area” in relevant industry standard.
    In the decision, the court held that Nokia’s interpretation of the disputed patent had a significant expansion, meaning its loss of the standard basis for the disputed patent, which led to inherent contradictions with Nokia’s claims that the disputed patents were its standard essential patents. Therefore, the court made the decision. Some industry experts said that, the court identified whether the disputed patents were Nokia’s standard essential patents, which is an active try by China’s courts on identifying standard essential patents in judicial proceedings on related patents.
 (by Zhao Shimeng)
本报讯 近日,上海市第一中级人民法院就一起涉及诺基亚公司标准必要专利的侵权纠纷案作出一审判决,认定诺基亚公司关于涉案专利权保护范围的解释缺乏事实和法律依据,无法认定上海华勤通讯技术有限公司(下称华勤通讯公司)的涉案手机产品落入其专利权的保护范围,驳回了诺基亚公司的诉讼请求。
据悉,在该案中诺基亚公司主要以涉案专利权利要求4主张权利。涉案专利权利要求4记载:“用于蜂窝无线网的用户设备,在蜂窝无线网中每个单元广播一或多个位置区标识或适于这样使用的标识,该无线网包括能够移动的移动用户设备以便以包括蜂窝无线网中一或多个单元的位置区的精确度来存储移动用户设备的位置数据。”
在案件审理过程中,法院根据中国专利法第五十九条和《最高人民法院关于审理侵犯专利权纠纷案件应用法律若干问题的解释》第三条第一款的规定,对诺基亚公司涉案专利文件中的“位置区”与“单元”的概念进行了分析。该案中,诺基亚公司在专利文件中将具有位置管理功能的区域统称为“位置区”,与相关行业标准中对“位置区”的定义不符。
法院在判决中表示,诺基亚公司对涉案专利的解释具有明显的扩张解释的意味,使涉案专利丧失了标准依据,这与诺基亚公司关于涉案专利是标准必要专利的主张产生了内在的矛盾。法院据此依法作出上述判决。
 (赵世猛)

 
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