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|
|Nature of Suit:||Patent|
|Case Filed:||Dec 28, 2020|