Nokia discloses 16 expert witnesses in 3G Devices Patent Infringement investigation before US International Trade Commission

A complaint was filed by InterDigital Communications, LLC, King of Prussia, PA; InterDigital Technology Corporation, Wilmington, DE; and IPR Licensing, Inc., Wilmington, DE against Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China; FutureWei Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Huawei Technologies (USA); Nokia Corporation, Finland; Nokia Inc., White Plains, NY; ZTE Corporation, China; ZTE (USA) Inc., Richardson, TX alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,349,540; 7,502,406; 7,536,013; 7,616,970; 7,706,332; 7,706,830; and 7,970,127. The ITC initiated an investigation numbered 337-TA-800.

On April 10th, 2012, Nokia provided the Commission with a list of not one but 16 expert witnesses who it believed may testify on behalf of Nokia in this Investigation. The experts are:

  1. Dr. Robert Akl – Wireless Communications Expert
  2. Mr. Laurent Aynes – Expert on French Contract law
  3. Dr. Harry Bims – Wireless Communications Expert
  4. Dr. Michael Buehrer – Wireless Communications Expert
  5. Mr. Richard Buttrick – expert on the ETSI IPR policy
  6. Dr. Paul Dent – Wireless Communications Expert
  7. Mr. John Jarosz – expert on the licensing and economic aspects of intellectual property
  8. Dr. Seth Kaplan – expert on the licensing and economic aspects of intellectual property
  9. Mr. David Kennedy – expert in the licensing and economic aspects of intellectual property
  10. Dr. Steve Kenney – Wireless Communications Expert
  11. Mr. Mark Lanning – Wireless Communications Expert
  12. Dr. Vijay Madisetti – Wireless Communications Expert
  13. Dr. David Sibley – expert on the licensing and economic aspects of intellectual property
  14. Dr. Richard Wesel – Wireless Communications Expert
  15. Dr. Tim Williams – Wireless Communications Expert
  16. Mr. Brian Napper – expert on the licensing and economic aspects of intellectual property

The army of experts is ready to defend Nokia in this lawsuit. The ITC expects to complete this investigation by June 28, 2013. We will bring you more information about this case as and when the other parties disclose their experts and more action kicks in vis-à-vis expert witnesses.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. An economy might be to see if agreements could be found in mediated sessions of opposing experts. if those failed the expert mediator(s) could submit his/her own report of points of disagreement and agreement. I have done this in a complex matter and it simplified the Court’s task.

  2. George,

    Excellent idea and something that must be considered in this economy. However, the big corporations seem to not care about a few hundred thousand bucks spent on retaining experts by the dozen. In most of the ITC investigations, companies are retaining and disclosing more than 10 experts these days.