News – EN – Patent war: LG wins case against TCL in Germany


Technology: However, TCL can still appeal the decision The two parties are also involved in two other lawsuits concerning LTE technology


Cho Mu-Hyun

Edited on Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 2:52 PM

LG Electronics said Tuesday it won patent infringement lawsuit against TCL in Germany

According to LG, the Mannheim regional court ruled last week in favor of the South Korean company, after finding that TCL violated LG’s essential standard patent EP 2,627,146 B1 in Germany related to LTE technology

LG says it will take immediate action to prevent TCL from using patented technology in its unlicensed smartphones

The Chinese company can appeal the decision, however, and its request for annulment of the patent in question to the German Federal Patent Court is still pending.

LG Electronics filed a patent infringement action against TCL in Germany in November 2019 for alleged infringement of its LTE patents South Korean electronics maker accuses Chinese rival of using three of LG’s LTE (4G) standard patents without authorization on its phones and smartphones LG sued in the district courts of the German cities of Mannheim and Düsseldorf Two lawsuits are still pending for the other patents The hearing for one of them started last week and another will start in May.

Meanwhile, the future of loss-making business for South Korean smartphone electronics maker remains uncertain In January, LG said it was “thoroughly reviewing the direction” of its mobile business and was open to “all possibilities” According to market research firm IPlytics, in February of this year LG was ranked third in the world for essential 5G patents with around 3,700 patent families.

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Cho Mu-Hyun

Edited on Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 2:52 PM

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News – EN – Patent war: LG wins case against TCL in Germany
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