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Court Rules In Favor Of LPKF In Patent Infringement Litigation With Motorola

Specialty mechanical engineering company LPKF laser and electronics AG (LPKFF.OB) said that the Mannheim Regional Court ruled in favor of LPKF and against Motorola in the legal dispute about patent infringement.

LPKF has won a preliminary victory in the legal dispute concerning the infringement of the patent for Laser Direct Structuring or 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. In addition, LPKF is systematically taking action against cell phone manufacturers that bring counterfeit LDS components into circulation outside China.

by RTT Staff Writer

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