UNITED STATES
 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549



FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  September 23, 2020



 INTERDIGITAL, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
Pennsylvania
1-33579
82-4936666
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
200 Bellevue Parkway, Suite 300
Wilmington, DE 19809-3727
(Address of principal executive offices, Zip code)

302-281-3600
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Item 8.01.
Other Events.

As previously disclosed, Xiaomi Communication Technology Co., Ltd. and certain of its affiliates (“Xiaomi”) filed a complaint against InterDigital, Inc. (the “Company”) and one of its subsidiaries on June 3, 2020 with the Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court (the “Wuhan Court”).  Xiaomi is seeking for the Wuhan Court to determine a global FRAND rate for all of the Company’s 3G and/or 4G/LTE standards essential patents.  The Company was informed on September 25, 2020 that the Wuhan Court held an ex parte hearing on or about September 23, 2020 and issued an order that purports to among other things, enjoin the Company from seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction against Xiaomi Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries for infringement of certain of the Company’s patents related to 3G and/or 4G/LTE standards in the Delhi High Court in New Delhi, India or elsewhere.  The Wuhan Court has ordered a fine of up to one million yuan per day if the Company were to violate the order.  The Company does not believe the order affects the Company’s litigation against Xiaomi Corporation in the Delhi High Court covering the Company’s patents related to H.265/HEVC standards.  The Wuhan Court hearing was conducted without providing the Company prior notice or an opportunity to be heard. The Company has not yet been properly served with Xiaomi’s complaint or the Wuhan Court order and intends to dispute the decision.

On September 29, 2020, the Company filed an anti- anti- suit injunction application against Xiaomi Corporation as part of its Delhi High Court case, seeking to enjoin Xiaomi from attempting to prevent InterDigital from pursuing its patent infringement case in India.  The application is currently pending.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
INTERDIGITAL, INC.
   
 
By:  /s/ Richard L. Gulino
 
Richard L. Gulino
 
Chief Legal Officer, General
 
Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Date: September 29, 2020