BT Sues MediaTek Over Data Transmission Patent

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 5:07 PM EST) -- British Telecommunications PLC has lodged a suit in federal court accusing an American subsidiary of semiconductor company MediaTek Inc. of infringing a data compression patent.

BT's complaint, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, accuses Woburn, Mass.-based MediaTek Wireless Inc. of knowingly infringing U.S. Patent No. 5,153,591, entitled “Method and Apparatus for Encoding, Decoding and Transmitting Data in Compressed Form.”

The defendant's parent company is headquartered in Taiwan.

BT alleges that MediaTek Wireless has made, used, sold and imported products that...
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