28 Jul 2021
Thalwil, Switzerland – July 28, 2021 – u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a leading global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, announced that the Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court has ruled in favor of u-blox in separate copyright and patent infringement lawsuits the company filed against Techtotop Microelectronic Technology Co. Ltd. (TTT). The rulings found that TTT infringed on u-blox’s intellectual property in its TD1030 navigation chips and that TTT must pay damages (RMB 11 million).
In 2019, u-blox filed claims against TTT for both copyright and patent infringement after u‑blox noticed similarities of functionalities of TTT’s TD1030 chip and corresponding modules with u-blox’s M8 GNSS receivers. Following in-depth investigations, including reviews and analyses conducted by independent laboratories, u-blox concluded that the similarities must have been the result of illegal copying of u-blox’s source code by Techtotop.
According to the Court’s decision, TTT must stop producing and distributing its TD1030 navigation chip and navigation modules with the infringing software.
“u-blox is very pleased with the decision of the Court which issued a fair and decisive ruling on a complex source code infringement case,” stated Thomas Seiler, CEO of u-blox. “Our technologies are the result of our commitment to continuous research and development, and it is our responsibility to vigorously pursue any and all unauthorized uses.”
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)
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