2018-1363, 2018-1732, 2018-1380, 2018-1382.

943 F.3d 1360 (2019)

TCL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LIMITED, TCT Mobile Limited, TCT Mobile (US) Inc., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON, Ericsson Inc., Defendants-Appellants. Ericsson, Inc., Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited, TCT Mobile Limited, TCT Mobile (US) Inc., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

Decided: December 5, 2019.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeffrey A. Lamken , MoloLamken LLP, Washington, DC, argued for defendants-appellants and plaintiffs-appellants. Also represented by Emily Damrau , Rayiner Hashem , Michael Gregory Pattillo, Jr. ; Sara Margolis , New York, NY; Nicholas M. Mathews , Theodore Stevenson, III , McKool Smith, PC, Dallas, TX; John M. Whealan , Chevy Chase, MD.

Stephen S. Korniczky , Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, San Diego, CA, argued for plaintiffs-appellees and defendants-appellees. Also represented by Martin Bader , Matthew Holder , Ericka Schulz , Karin Dougan Vogel .

David S. Steuer , Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, PC, Palo Alto, CA, for amicus curiae InterDigital, Inc. Also represented by Michael Brett Levin , Maura L. Rees .

John D. Haynes , Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, GA, for amicus curiae Nokia Technologies Oy.

Thomas Andrew Culbert , Perkins Coie, LLP, Seattle, WA, for amicus curiae Uber Technologies, Inc. Also represented by Kevin Andrew Zeck .

Steven J. Routh , Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Washington, DC, for amicus curiae Panasonic Corporation. Also represented by Benjamin Paul Chagnon , Hannah Garden-Monheit , John Arpio Jurata, Jr.

Peter J. Ayers , Law Office of Peter J. Ayers, Austin, TX, for amici curiae John Jarosz, Jeffrey H. Kinrich, Michael Chapman, Michael Wagner, Edward A. Gold, John Bone, David Haas, Scott Weingust.

Michael A. Bittner , Winston & Strawn LLP, Dallas, TX, for amicus curiae Peter Georg Picht.

Jacob Kevin Baron , Holland & Knight, LLP, Boston, MA, for amicus curiae Kelce Wilson.

James R. Barney , Finnegan, Washington, DC, for amici curiae Toyota Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Denso Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company. Also represented by David Brian Kacedon , Joseph Preston Long .

Kevin Hardy , Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, DC, for amici curiae High Tech Inventors Alliance, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc., Google LLC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, HP Inc. Also represented by Samuel Bryant Davidoff .

David H. Herrington , Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, NY, for amicus curiae Fair Standards Alliance ASBL. Also represented by Alexandra Theobald ; Daniel P. Culley , Washington, DC.

Jennifer H. Doan , Haltom & Doan, Texarkana, TX, for amici curiae HTC Corporation, HTC America, Inc.

Before Newman, Chen, and Hughes, Circuit Judges.

This appeal arises from a March 9, 2018 decision and order issued by the United States District Court for the Central District of California (the court) imposing "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory" (FRAND) rates in a binding worldwide license on Appellants (Ericsson) and Appellees (TCL) for Ericsson's portfolio of standard...


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