Neodron lodges lawsuit against tech giants
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) recently said that it had voted to institute an investigation of certain touch-controlled mobile devices and computers.
The investigation, which is based on a complaint of Neodron last month, will involve a few global big-name companies such as Amazon, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Motorola.
Along with them, Samsung Electronics is also accused of having infringed patents of Neodron, which is based in Dublin, Ireland.
On top of the ITC complaint, Neodron also brought the high-tech powerhouses to the Texas State Court.
“The complainant requests that the USITC issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders,” said the USITC, an independent, quasi-judicial, federal agency.
“The USITC will make a final determination in the investigation at the earliest practicable time. Within 45 days after institution of the investigation, the USITC will set a target date for completing the investigation.”
As Samsung Electronics is not the only target of the lawsuit, it may not be a big blow for Korea’s largest company by any measure.
But the Seoul-headquartered company has faced a set of intellectual property-related suits over the past few months.
Earlier this month, Supporter Technology Transfer / Catalyzing Economic Development filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics.
The non-for-profit group owned by New Mexico University’s board of directors claimed that Samsung violated its patent in semiconductors.
In late February, the Swatch Group lodged a trademark infringement lawsuit, seeking $100 million in compensation. The Swiss watchmaker insists that Samsung’s smartwatches are almost identical to theirs.
KAIST IP, the licensing arm of a Korean tech university, also filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung this year in Marshall, Texas, a venue regarded friendly to patent owners.
Samsung is the world’s largest manufacturer of memory chips, smartphones, and flat-panel displays.