logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

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

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

25 Articles
Editors Pick
Reports that Gary Cohn is considering resigning as President Donald Trump's top economic advisor have weighed on Wall Street, although the White House has denied the claims. Cohn, former president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs (GS), currently serves as the Director of the National Economic Council. A Pennsylvania woman has sued Chick-fil-A after she claimed a dead rodent was found baked into her chicken sandwich. Ellen Manfalouti of Northampton has filed a lawsuit in Bucks County Court against Chick-fil-A, seeking more than $50,000 for the physical and psychological damages that she endured after the incident occurred. Early Uber investor Shervin Pishevar has alleged that venture capital firm Benchmark Capital is seeking to remove Arianna Huffington from the ride-hailing company's board of directors. Pishevar also accused Benchmark of holding Uber hostage by threatening to block investments in the company and urged it to step down from Uber's board of directors.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT