Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
© nickondr dreamstime.com Electronics Production | July 10, 2014

Regional Court rules in favor of LPKF and against Motorola

Garbsen-based laser specialist LPKF today announced that it has won a preliminary victory in the legal dispute concerning the infringement of the patent for Laser Direct Structuring (LDS).
On July 8, 2014, the Mannheim Regional Court ordered Motorola Deutschland and Motorola Mobility USA to refrain from selling cell phones in Germany that infringe the patent and ordered Motorola Deutschland to recall all cell phones that infringe the patent from commercial customers. Moreover, the court determined that both defendants must pay compensation. The judgment may be appealed.

The LDS process patented by LPKF is increasingly used to produce complex antennas for cell phones or tablet PCs. In 2013 the patent was declared invalid for the People’s Republic of China. LPKF subsequently submitted an application to reopen proceedings, which China’s Supreme People’s Court accepted for review. Furthermore, LPKF is systematically taking action against cell phone manufacturers that bring counterfeit LDS components into circulation outside China.

Dr. Ingo Bretthauer, CEO of LPKF AG, feels vindicated by the judgment against Motorola in his fight for the LDS patent: “The more attractive a patent is, the harder you have to work to defend it. We will continue to fight for our patent in China and systematically take action against infringers outside China. This is part and parcel of a technology company’s everyday business.”

Comments

Please note the following: Critical comments are allowed and even encouraged. Discussions are welcome. Verbal abuse, insults and racist / homophobic remarks are not. Such comments will be removed.
Further details can be found here.
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Load more news
November 14 2017 8:30 PM V8.8.9-2