Executives from patent licensing firm InterDigital have been threatened with arrest should they try to attend a proposed meeting in China.
What's behind this threat? The story starts with InterDigital, a wireless R&D company that licenses patents for its inventions.
As outlined by Reuters on Monday, InterDigital filed a patent infringement complaint with the US International Trade Commission against certain Chinese companies, including ZTE and Huawei Technologies.
That complaint clearly upset China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), an agency that holds much power over the Chinese economy. As a result, the NDRC launched an investigation … Read more