Samsung Electronics is facing a lawsuit from a European patent troll. Less than two months have passed since being sued by a former Samsung patent executive, Korea’s biggest company has once again become the target of a lawsuit by a patent troll.
Scramoge Technology, a Dublin-based Non-Practicing Entity (NPE), filed a patent infringement suit against Samsung Electronics in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on January 10.
Scramoge Technology claimed that Samsung Electronics had launched new products using its wireless charging technology without permission.
The NPE purchased 123 patents related to wireless charging from LG Innotek a year ago. The Irish patent troll allegedly bought LG Innotek’s patents for a bargain price of 5 billion won.
Using patents acquired from LG Innotek, Scramoge Technology filed lawsuits against Samsung Electronics twice in April and August 2021. It included Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 as patent infringing items in the trial.
Scramoge Technology said Samsung violated its seven wireless charging patents, including short-range communication antenna solutions. She also filed a lawsuit for damages, claiming that Samsung Electronics caused her damage by selling patented products in the United States.
Industry watchers say Samsung will have an uphill legal battle with Scramoge Technology because NPE’s parent company is Atlantic IP Services, a notorious group of patent trolls. It has Solas OLED and Neodron as subsidiaries, which had filed patent lawsuits against Korean companies such as Samsung Electronics, Samsung Display, LG Electronics and LG Display.