U.S. News | Pearl IP Licensing Sues HTC America for Patent Infringement over Circuit Recovery System in Smartphones

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Pearl IP Licensing LLC has filed a lawsuit in the Washington Western District Court against HTC America, Inc., a consumer electronics company for patent infringement over Circuit Recovery System in Smartphones.

The plaintiff alleges that HTC infringed its patent-in-suit with United States Patent No. 6,819,539 (the ’539 patent) covering “Method for Circuit Recovery from Overstress Conditions” without permission or a license.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the HTC devices have the ability to recover from voltage variance through a battery-monitoring system in processors which is part of the features of the patent-in-suit.

The plaintiff alleged that HTC infringed at least claim 1 of the ’539 patent by selling devices that infringe the patent-in-suit as the devices detect event; stores the said event and compare the said stored event to a plurality of event types stored in a table to determine if said event is a first predetermined type or a second predetermined types; and further resetting a device when the said event is a said first predetermined type and providing recovery when said the event is a said second predetermined type.

The plaintiff reportedly said that HTC’s product including the HTC U11 phone uses a Snapdragon 835 processor which includes a battery monitoring circuit that generates a signal based upon the occurrence of a certain condition.

HTC is accused of direct infringement and that it had knowledge of this alleged infringement.

The plaintiff is seeking an adjudication, an award for damages, pre and post-judgment interest.

The case is pending.

Pearl IP Licensing LLC v. HTC America, Inc.

Judge: Theresa L Fricke
Court: Washington Western District Court
Case #: 2:20-cv-01850
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause: Patent Infringement
Case Filed: Dec 28, 2020

 

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