Samsung is suing the Chinese group BOE Technology (or Jingdongfang in Chinese) for patent infringement. Samsung recently obtained an important ruling in its favor from the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).
In essence, Samsung had accused BOE of violating several of its patents, notably for its Diamond Pixel technology (instead of the standard RGB layout). Samsung alleged that BOE’s panels, widely used in smartphone aftermarket services in the United States, violated its intellectual property. The ITC opened a patent infringement investigation against 17 component wholesalers in the United States in January 2023.
BOE filed the lawsuit in April 2023 at the Chongqing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court, according to Display Daily. In June, BOE further litigated against Samsung by initiating patent invalidation proceedings, or interparty review, with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office targeting Samsung’s five asserted patents.
Samsung bounced back with its own arguments in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas as well as in Chinese courts.
The claims and counterclaims will be heard in a full review before the ITC expected to begin on January 22 next year, with a verdict expected to be issued on June 17, 2023.