LG Electronics files patent suit against French firm Wiko

Lim Chang-won Reporter Posted : 2018-07-11 11:05 Updated : 2018-07-11 11:05
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SEOUL -- LG Electronics has sued French smartphone maker Wiko at a German court for violating patent rights related to long-term evolution (LTE), a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile devices and data terminals.

LG, the country's second-largest smartphone maker, said in a statement Wednesday that the suit, filed at the district court of Mannheim, Germany, is designed to actively protect intellectual property rights and strictly deal with the unfair use of patents by competitors.

LG accused Wiko of having ignored several requests for negotiations since its first warning was sent in 2015, saying the French company made three violations.

LG took legal action against U.S.-based BLU Products in March 2017. The patent dispute was resolved in the second half of last year, but the terms were not known.