Foxconn Denied Quick Win In USB Essential-Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 2:01 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday refused to toss a lawsuit claiming Foxconn International Inc. violated antitrust laws by refusing to license allegedly standard-essential USB patents to a rival company.

Without providing further detail, U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin rejected Foxconn’s counterargument that the technology at issue was not standards-essential and that Lotes Co. Ltd. only brought the lawsuit to gain leverage in a Chinese patent infringement lawsuit.

The judge denied the motion to dismiss “for the reasons stated on the record at today's...
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Case Information

Case Title

Lotes Co., Ltd. v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit



Shira A. Scheindlin

Date Filed

October 4, 2012

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