Whereas Samsung Electronics was just lately concerned in a patent infringement lawsuit in the US associated to smartphone wi-fi charging, it was confirmed that the patent in query was purchased from LG by a European Patent Troll firm earlier this yr.
Within the trade, it’s identified that whereas LG Electronics formally introduced the withdrawal of the smartphone enterprise, considerations that the sale of LG Group’s patent portfolio may return to the home industrial ecosystem as a boomerang has develop into a actuality.
In accordance with trade sources on Wednesday, Scramoge, headquartered in Dublin, Eire, filed a patent infringement lawsuit towards Samsung Electronics and Samsung Electronics’ US subsidiary (SEA) on the Texas Western District Court docket on Apr.30.
In accordance with a grievance filed by Scramoge, the corporate claims that three technical patents (patent numbers ^9553476 ^9825482 ^9997962) registered and held with the US Patent Workplace have been infringed by Samsung Electronics.
They said, “Samsung Electronics immediately infringed on patents, manufactured and distributed merchandise to the US, inflicting injury,” and claimed compensation for damages.
Scramoge picked 28 fashions of smartphones as topics to Samsung Electronics’ patent infringement. Amongst them, the Galaxy S6 Edge launched in 2015 and the Galaxy S21 sequence launched earlier this yr have been included. As well as, Samsung Electronics’ foldable smartphones Galaxy Z Fold and Z Fold 2 5G have been additionally talked about.
Specifically, it was confirmed that the three patents that Scramoge sued Samsung Electronics for, have been bought from LG Innotek this yr.
In accordance with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO), the registration quantity ‘9553476’ was formally registered on Jan.24, 2017 after LG Innotek utilized for it to the U.S. Patent Workplace in Mar. 2013. After that, LG Innotek owned it for about 4 years, and offered to Scramoge on Feb.18.
The remaining two patents have been utilized by LG Innotek to the U.S. Patent Workplace in 2013 and 2014, respectively, and it was discovered that Scramoge bought them collectively in February. Furthermore, all three of those patents are associated to the smartphone wi-fi charging.