4G Patents: LG continues TCL in Germany

The three patents in question are related to LG’s 4G technology. The company began sending warnings to TCL in 2016 and has since sent numerous requests for a license agreement to be negotiated.

The three patents in question are related to LG’s 4G technology. The company began sending warnings to TCL in 2016 and has since sent numerous requests for a license agreement to be negotiated.

LG Electronics brought an action for patent infringement against TCL in Germany for alleged violation of its LTE patents.

The South Korean electronics maker accuses its Chinese rival of having used three of LG’s LTE (4G) standard patents on its phones and smartphones without permission. LG has filed suit in district courts in the German cities of Mannheim and Düsseldorf.

The company began sending warnings to TCL in 2016 and has since sent numerous requests for a license agreement to be negotiated, but the Chinese company refused, LG said.

Litigation with BLU and Wiko also

The Korean company had previously had a 4G patent litigation with the US manufacturer of BLU mobile phones in 2017 and is currently in the middle of another litigation with French smartphone maker Wiko on the same issue.

LG ended its dispute with BLU after the two companies entered into a licensing agreement. For Wiko, the Korean company won a lawsuit earlier this year in Germany that concerns the same three patents in question in the LG-TCL litigation.

TCL has experienced rapid growth in global TV and smartphone sales in recent years. According to IHS Market, the company is the third-largest TV maker in terms of delivery in the second quarter of this year. He also delivered 15 million smartphones last year, according to Strategy Analytics.

LG, leader in wireless network technologies

LG is a leader in 4G and 5G patents and has already established a 6G research center in South Korea, which opened earlier this year.

Earlier this month, LG filed a separate lawsuit against Hisense in the United States, alleging that the US had used its display technology without authorization.

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