Thalwil, Switzerland – November 9, 2023 – u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, has announced that the Chinese Supreme Court has ruled in favor of u-blox in a patent infringement claim filed by Techtotop Microelectronic Technology Co. Ltd. (TTT). The decision overturned a first instance ruling of the court in Guangzhou, China.
In July 2021 the Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court had already ruled that TTT had infringed on u-blox’s intellectual property in its TD1030 navigation chips and that TTT should pay damages (RMB 11 million). The dispute had started in 2019, when u-blox filed claims against TTT for both copyright and patent infringement after u-blox noticed similar functionalities of TTT’s TD1030 chip and corresponding modules with u-blox’s M8 GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receivers. Following in-depth investigations, including reviews and analyses conducted by independent laboratories, u-blox had concluded that the similarities must have been the result of illegal copying of u-blox’s source code by Techtotop.
“It is for u-blox of the utmost importance to guarantee IP leadership and product quality,” stated Hamilton Chen, Country Manager, u-blox China. “Our technologies are the result of our commitment to continuous R&D, and our products are constantly tested to meet all quality requirements and applicable IP laws.”
u‑blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u‑blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost‑effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA. (www.u‑blox.com) Find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter @ublox, Instagram and YouTube
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