Foxconn Schemed To Kick Rival Out Of USB Market, Suit Says

Law360, New York (October 10, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT) -- Foxconn International Inc. stands accused of trying to stifle competitors by flouting licensing terms for standard-essential patents covering USB 3.0 connectors, in an antitrust lawsuit brought by rival electronics maker Lotes Co. Ltd.

The lawsuit, filed Oct. 4 in New York federal court, claims Foxconn and related entity Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. have reneged on a deal that came as part of their commitment to a USB standard-setting organization. The electronics manufacturers had agreed to license USB 3.0 connectors on a royalty-free basis and...
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