InterDigital Communications, Inc. (formerly InterDigital Communications, LLC), InterDigital Technology Corporation, and IPR Licensing, Inc. (collectively “InterDigital”) appeal from an order of the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC” or “Commission”) terminating an investigation with respect to LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics USA, Inc., and LG Electronics Mobilecomm USA, Inc. (collectively “LG”). The ITC terminated the investigation in favor of arbitration on the basis of a prior patent license agreement between InterDigital and LG that permits the parties to submit to arbitration any disputes arising under the agreement. We hold that the ITC erred in terminating the investigation because there is no plausible argument that the parties’ dispute in this case arose under their patent license agreement. We therefore reverse the ITC’s order terminating the investigation as to LG and remand to the ITC for further proceedings.
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