ITC rules in favour of Quectel in patent infringement case by Philips North America
19 JULY 2022, WASHINGTON DC, USA: Quectel Wireless Solutions is pleased to announce that the United States International Trade Commission has affirmed its final initial determination of no violation by Quectel of Section 337 of the Tariff Act. The investigation was initiated by a complaint from Philips North America asserting four US patents were allegedly infringed by UMTS and LTE cellular communication modules and products.
This affirmation follows the ITC’s decision on 20 April 2022 to issue a finding of no violation of Section 337 with respect to each of the four asserted patents. The ITC confirmed that Philips failed to prove infringement of any of the asserted patents and that many of the asserted patent claims are invalid. The ITC ruled: “The Commission thus affirms the final initial determination’s finding of no violation of Section 337 with respect to each of the four asserted patents. The investigation is hereby terminated.”
“We are pleased to have won the ITC case against Philips in the US,” said Norbert Muhrer, the President and Chief Sales Officer of Quectel. “We take our obligations to our customers very seriously when it comes to intellectual property and innovation.”
Quectel was represented by law firm Fish & Richardson P.C. Tom Reger, principal and lead counsel for Quectel, said “We are excited about the Commission’s decision to affirm ALJ Shaw’s well-reasoned determination and are proud of the result we achieved with our client Quectel.”
Quectel’s passion for a smarter world drives us to accelerate IoT innovation. A highly customer-centric organization, we are a global IoT solutions provider backed by outstanding support and services. Our growing global team of over 4,000 professionals sets the pace for innovation in cellular, GNSS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth™ modules, antennas and IoT connectivity. Listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (603236.SS),our international leadership is devoted to advancing IoT across the globe.