Sharp Corporation

09/11/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/11/2020 00:07

Sharp Wins LTE SEP Infringement Lawsuitagainst Daimler in Germany

Sharp Corporation (hereinafter 'Sharp') has won a patent infringement lawsuit for damages and injunction claims against Daimler AG (hereinafter 'Daimler') in the District Court Munich I, Germany on September 10, 2020.

  • Case Number: 7 O 8818/19
  • Patent Number: EP 2 667 676

The court ruled that Daimler infringes the patent in LTE standard compliant car products. An injunction was rendered after the court rejected Daimler's so-called FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) defense. The ruling includes a declaratory judgment that Daimler owes damages. Further, Daimler has to render account of the infringing acts. The decision shall be preliminarily enforceable on provision of an enforcement security.

The decision of the court can be appealed by Daimler. Daimler has filed a nullity action against the patent in suit before the German Federal Patent Court in Munich.

Sharp owns more than 6,000 telecommunication standard patents in the telecommunication field in over 50 countries. Sharp views its patent portfolio as a major resource for its business development, and will take necessary actions to protect its intellectual property rights.