A Dutch multinational conglomerate, Philips has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against TCL, a Chinese manufacturer for allegedly infringing three patents through the sale of its 4K TVs.
The plaintiff alleges that TCL refused several offers to license the allegedly infringed patents covering backlights and streaming protection technology.
The plaintiff reportedly said that a cease and desist letter has been sent severally to TCL since 2012 alongside with letters addressed to TCL top management regarding the patent infringement but the defendant failed to respond.
Philips reportedly said that “TCL’s past and continuing sales of its devices willfully infringe Philips’s asserted patents and impermissibly take the significant benefits of Philips’s patented technologies without compensation to Philips. Instead of curtailing its infringement, TCL has increased its infringement since learning of the asserted patents and commencing its infringement”.
Philips is seeking a permanent injunction and monetary damages to compensate it for the infringement.
The case is ongoing.
Koninklijke Philips N.V. et al v. TTE Technology, Inc. et al
|Judge:||Cormac J Carney|
|Court:||California Central District Court|
|Nature of Suit:||Patent|
|Case Filed:||Feb 12, 2020|