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Small companies v. Microsoft Windows Phone violated their own LED patents

via:博客园     time:2017/11/10 8:31:18     readed:536


Apple is often the preferred target for patent giants around the world, but it looks like the concern can be easily moved to any other major technology company, which in these circumstances has enough money to cover potential settlement costs. This time, Microsoft may have to battle with Lemaire Illumination Technologies, a court filing filed by the United States District Court in Marshall, Texas, noting that Lumia 950 infringes some of its patents on LED technology .

According to Reuters, three patents have been mentioned in court documents, all of which relate to LEDs that illuminate the screens of mobile devices. Microsoft has not made a statement yet, but it looks like Lemaire is actually suing multiple companies, with LG suing for the same patent.

Similarly, in 2012, LED Tech Development filed a lawsuit alleging infringement of four patents on products such as Apple's iPad and MacBook Pro. Lemaire Illumination Technologies acquired the company a year later.

Interestingly, Microsoft appears to be legally in trouble with abandoned products as the company no longer produces Lumia 950 and 950 XL. The software giant recently admitted that Windows 10 Mobile went into maintenance mode and did not plan new features and hardware for the platform. It remains to be seen how Microsoft handles these patent infringement claims, but in most cases these companies simply seek to settle the technology giant and pay royalties.

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