Samsung, LG, HTC Infringe Audio IP, Patent Holder Says

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 12:10 PM EST) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., LG Electronics Inc. and HTC Corp. were hit with a lawsuit Tuesday in Texas federal court by a patent holding company alleging the mobile device makers infringed several patents covering audio system technology.

Affinity Labs of Texas LLC accuses the electronics companies of infringing four patents by incorporating protected audio system technology into certain smartphones and tablets as well as technology that allows the companies' devices to be hooked into a car stereo.

“One or more defendants manufacture, use, sell … and/or...
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