LG wins first patent lawsuit against TCL, two more to go

09 March 2021
All three are related to patents essential to the 4G standard. The hearing for the second one was on March 2, but the court has not ruled yet.

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  • Sammy

Anonymous, 11 Mar 2021A patent is a patent and they should defend it. I mean they... moreJust because a company has copyrighted some piece of tech doesnt mean they havent stolen it from somewhere else. Are you aware of how LG's tech was developed?

I have seen lot of company's hiring people to develop and then screwing them with shitty policies and have the audacity to copyright their work under company's name and profiting from it for lifetime. Its feels good that LG was muscled out of smartphone industry

  • Warrior

CptPower, 11 Mar 2021Really hope TCL wins. All company copy paste everything s... moreDamn this guy really advocates piracy of intellectual property. Copying with consent and without are 2 different things dimwit! No wonder you love Chinese phones who's breaking laws all the time

Really hope TCL wins.
All company copy paste everything since they began in garage and nobody won a court over them.

  • Anonymous

sq2013, 10 Mar 2021Imagine it. Maybe they should spend less time trying to def... moreA patent is a patent and they should defend it. I mean they paid money to copyright it ffs

LG scared of TCL's progression in market.

  • zynaps

sq2013, 10 Mar 2021Imagine it. Maybe they should spend less time trying to def... moreI dont think so. LG G5 had two good cameras, a great fingerprint scanner, USB-C, APTX-HD, removable battery, IR port, fm radio... Samgung S7 Edge, its direct rival, did not have any of these characteristics.

  • zynaps

Samath N8 808 owner, 10 Mar 2021I wonder why the unexplained negativity regarding LG? I ha... moreDont worry. Since some years it`s always cool critize LG.

I wonder why the unexplained negativity regarding LG?
I have a LG G8x and I'm pretty happy for its audio quality and to some extent, cameras are good enough too.
I understand if anyone has a bad experience with LG, but what's with this no-logic bashing ("I wouldn't get one for free", sort of)?

And, why must they not defend their 4G patents?
At least they're not defending a rounded border rectangle design like Samsung and Apple are... remember their cat fights in the court?

xi, 09 Mar 2021Innovation in China is re-patent the existing patents. The ... moreYes there are lot copies and there are better than original ones

sq2013, 10 Mar 2021Imagine it. Maybe they should spend less time trying to def... moreHow can you be sure that these other companies didn't make a deal with LG to use their 'data packet' patent?
Oppo, Xiaomi, Realme and Hauwei all got their start by making cheap disposable phones. It is only recently that Xiaomi and Hauwei are making 'top tier' devices to compete.
One+ on the other hand had a great no compromises attitude which was enticing but the lack of sales is leading them to the multi device structure which is what will be their demise.
Samsung is and will forever be on top.

MiTU, 09 Mar 2021LG, phone i would never use even if I get it for free :DWhat would you use instead?

  • sq2013

Imagine it. Maybe they should spend less time trying to defend patents that really mean very little to the average end user and work on trying to produce a decent phone. They are one of the most faded phone manufacturers about. The LG G5 was the biggest disaster of a phone ever and ever since nobody will go near them. I sometimes wonder why they bother to continue. Their market share must be worse than Sony. They're going around trying to defend 4G patents and meanwhile they're doing nothing in the market. Need to rethink their priorities. Samsung, oneplus, oppo, xiaomi, realme, huawei and many other brands are now kicking their butt.

Not really yet, they can appeal.

Depending on how much or the % they copied, they may get away with it - which is what the patent system is about - minimising the changes while also similar enough to get the benefits so you can get away with a lawsuit or paying royalties.

  • Great

This is finally getting right.

  • Eagle

Go LG, sue the barstaard muuthar forkers.

  • MiTU

LG, phone i would never use even if I get it for free :D

Sonu4678, 09 Mar 2021Chinese stealing intellectual properties, who would have thought?Innovation in China is re-patent the existing patents. The land of royal-free, bootleg copies are everywhere lol.

  • NLB

Welcome TCL to the phone market.

Lovely

  • .alpha

LG gonna be an IP holding company in the future as new IP are all coming from China