In recent news, Samsung Electronics U.S. received a lawsuit against them by the plaintiff (a person who brings a case against another in a court of law) MIMO Research L.L.C. through or on behalf of Berger & Hipskind L.L.P. in the District Court of Texas.
Six filings were starting from June 10, U.S.A. local time.
In radio, multiple-input and multiple-output, or MIMO, is a method for multiplying the capacity of a radio link using multiple transmission and receiving antennas to exploit multipath propagation.
- Filing 1 COMPLAINT about Patent Infringement against Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., L.T.D.
- Filing 2 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Filing 3 DEMAND for Trial by Jury by MIMO Research, L.L.C.
- Filing 4 Notice of Filing of Patent/Trademark.
- Filing 5 NOTICE of Designation of Attorney
- Filing 6 NOTICE of Attorney Appearance.
- Cause of Action was cited as 35 U.S.C. § 271 Patent Infringement.
In this case, plaintiff MIMO Research, L.L.C., filed a suit against Defendant Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., L.T.D. for an infringement of a patent by commercializing, marketing, selling, distributing, testing, servicing & producing wireless devices, including the Galaxy S21 series.
Specifically, these products include the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, the Galaxy S21+ 5G, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
The patents-in-suit protects the wireless communications & specific systems for wireless multiple-input multiple-output communication devices, dual-mode ultra-wideband, and wireless local area network communications.
The defendant manufactures and markets products that purportedly employ methods protected by the plaintiff. MIMO Research, which alleges Samsung that it-
“specifically intended and was aware that the normal and customary use of the accused products,” and the Plaintiff MIMO Research is seeking favorable judgment for damages that were
“willful, wanton, malicious, bad-faith, deliberate,” as alleged by MIMO research L.L.C.
On each count of infringement, damages, and judgment, Plaintiff MIMO Research demands an atrial by Jury and possible relief to which the court understands the plaintiff is entitled.
Apart from owning the patents to cover wireless communication, powerline networking e.t.c the complaint notes that reputable companies like Apple and Nokia have cited the patents held by the plaintiff.
Samsung regularly faces these suits in various fields, from users to firms, as this is the industry’s norm. We will have to wait and find out what comes next; until then, you can visit the links for more information.