Lenovo Asserts Patent Portfolio: Information patent infringement motion towards ASUS with United States Worldwide Commerce Fee

Lenovo Asserts Patent Portfolio: Information patent infringement motion towards ASUS with United States Worldwide Commerce Fee
Lenovo (United States) Inc., a part of the worldwide know-how company, Lenovo Group, filed a patent infringement motion on November 15th with the USA Worldwide Commerce Fee (ITC) towards ASUSTeK Laptop Inc. and ASUS Laptop Worldwide (ASUS) for infringement of a wide range of Lenovo’s patents associated to software program, {hardware}, and connectivity throughout a number of ASUS merchandise. The motion is in response to ASUS’s August 2023 filings within the Regional Courtroom of Munich associated to mobile applied sciences, the place Lenovo had provided a cross-licensing deal as an answer.

Lenovo is a powerful proponent of cross-licensing agreements, open and clear negotiations, and licensing throughout the business on truthful, affordable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) phrases. That is evidenced by the Group’s ongoing litigation with InterDigital, the place it advocated for better transparency and fewer discrimination in licensing negotiations and was confirmed by the UK Courtroom to be a prepared licensee. The motion towards ASUSTeK displays the Group’s dedication to defending its vital contributions to know-how innovation and business “firsts” over the previous 39 years, constructing a portfolio of over 28,000 patents with an extra 14,000 functions pending.

Commenting on the patent assertion, John Mulgrew, Lenovo’s Deputy Normal Counsel and Chief Mental Property Officer, commented: “We really feel the time has come for us to claim our patent portfolio extra actively – given its energy and our place and expertise as each licensee and licensor – to attain better stability in licensing. More and more, we’re seeing some licensors bypass FRAND discussions and rely as an alternative on threats to extract inflated, supra-FRAND royalties from licensees. We predict the higher method entails mutual respect, openness, and equity, and out of doors help with FRAND if negotiations are at an deadlock. Whereas litigation is all the time Lenovo’s final resort, we do imagine we have to shield our mental property whereas persevering with to encourage transparency in licensing to allow ongoing funding in innovation and to make sure that prospects around the globe can profit from the proliferation of inexpensive know-how.”

Lenovo invests US$2.2 billion yearly in analysis and growth, and not too long ago introduced an extra US$1 billion funding in AI innovation. It’s recurrently acknowledged for its dedication to and excellence in innovation – rating #24 on Boston Consulting Group’s annual high 50 ‘World’s Most Progressive Firms’ listing and not too long ago profitable Time’s ‘Greatest Innovations of 2023’ for the Yoga E-book 9i and the Rollable Laptop computer.

Lenovo is represented on this matter by the worldwide legislation agency DLA Piper.

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