U.S. News | Context Directions Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement

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Context Directions LLC has filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Texas against Samsung Electronics Co. for patent infringement over alleged infringement of Mobile Device Sensor Patent.

The plaintiff alleges that Samsung infringed its patent with United States Patent No. 10,142,791 (the ’791 patent) relating to a mobile device awareness of its environment and user behaviour.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the patent-in-suit covers a method for detecting the context of a mobile device with a plurality of sensors assigned to sensor groups arranged in a hierarchy along with classifiers assigned to the sensor groups and a context detection module that activates and adapts the classifiers to evaluate the context of the mobile device based on signals from one or more of the sensors.

The plaintiff alleges that Samsung is using the patent-in-suit for its products including mobile phones such as the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, Note 10, Note 10+, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra; and Samsung watches such as the SAMSuNG Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, and Galaxy Watch Active2.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff argues that Samsung’s mobile devices are made with different types of sensors which allows automatic activation and deactivation of the individual functions or to change configuration of mobile devices, depending on the context.

The plaintiff reportedly claimed that Samsung utilized the patented technology without permission or a license.

Context Directions is seeking an adjudication that Samsung infringed the patent-in-suit, an award for damages, an award for costs and fees, and other relief.

The case is ongoing.

Context Directions, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Judge: Alan D Albright
Court: Texas Western District Court
Case #: 6:20-cv-01063
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause: Patent Infringement
Case Filed: Nov 17, 2020


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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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