LG Files Lawsuits Against TCL for LTE Patent Infringement

Ciara Alarcon
Korean tech giant LG Electronics (LG) has filed lawsuits against Chinese manufacturer TCL for infringing its LTE technology patents.

LG Files Lawsuits Against TCL for LTE Patent Infringement
LG Files Lawsuits Against TCL for LTE Patent Infringement

Filed in the German district courts of Mannheim and Düsseldorf, LG claimed that TCL “knowingly implemented technologies in its handsets that infringe three of LG’s standard essential patents that cover key areas of LTE handsets.”

According to LG, these key areas include minimizing the loss of packet transmission, control timers for uplink synchronization, and interference reduction in the uplink synchronizing process.

LG also explained that the suits against TCL were filed only after it failed to talk with LG, as the Korean tech giant made numerous attempts to remedy its concerns.

“LG has long invested heavily in LTE innovation and when it becomes necessary, we take action to protect these important assets,” Jeon Saeng-gyu, Executive Vice President of LG’s Intellectual Property Center, addressed.

LG highlighted that its move aimed to protect their investments and challenge the unlawful use of their vital assets.

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“As a leader in LTE technology, we have a responsibility to ensure that competition in the industry takes place fairly and legally. These lawsuits are aimed at protecting our investments and challenging the unlawful use of our vital assets and to safeguard the competitiveness of the industry for future innovation,” LG added.

In case you missed it, professional IP research and consulting firm TechIPm revealed that LG ranked first in 4G (LTE/LTE-A) patents every year from 2012 to 2016. Meanwhile, Germany-based market intelligence company IPLytics named LG as the owner of 11% of all 5G standard essential patents today.

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Source: LG Newsroom

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