HONG KONG, Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UCLOUDLINK GROUP INC. (“uCloudlink” or the “Firm”) (NASDAQ: UCL), the world’s first and main cell information visitors sharing market, at present introduced the newest developments in its patent infringement disputes with SIMO Holdings Inc. (“SIMO”) and/or its subsidiaries within the U.S. and China.
1. U.S. Patent Infringement Case
In 2018, SIMO sued Hong Kong uCloudlink Community Know-how Restricted and uCloudlink (America), Restricted (collectively “uCloudlink Entities”) for infringing its U.S. Patent No. 9,736,689. The US District Courtroom for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) discovered for SIMO and ordered uCloudlink Entities to pay damages amounting to US$ 8,230,654.
Believing the trial choose erred within the development of SIMO’s patent claims, uCloudlink Entities appealed the SDNY choice to the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”). On January 5, 2021, the Federal Circuit reversed the SDNY choice and held that “uCloudlink Entities are entitled to abstract judgment of noninfringement”.
2. China Patent Invalidation Case 1
In 2018, Shenzhen Simo Wi-fi Know-how Co., Ltd. (“Shenzhen SIMO”), one among SIMO’s associates in China, filed a lawsuit towards Shenzhen uCloudlink Community Know-how Co., Ltd. (“uCloudlink Shenzhen”) for infringing its PRC Patent No.200980103594.6 (the “594.6 Patent”). In response, uCloudlink Shenzhen utilized to the China Nationwide Mental Property Administration (“CNIPA”) for invalidating the 594.6 Patent.
In July 2019, CNIPA entered its choice which invalidated the 594.6 Patent. Dissatisfied with the CNIPA choice, Shenzhen SIMO appealed to the Beijing Mental Property Courtroom (the “IP Courtroom”) for judicial evaluation. In December 2020, the IP Courtroom entered its judgment which upheld CNIPA’s invalidation choice.
3. China Patent Invalidation Case 2
In 2019, Shenzhen uCloudlink Know-how Restricted sued Shenzhen Skyroam Applied sciences Co., Ltd. (“Shenzhen Skyroam”), one among SIMO’s associates in China, for infringing its PRC Patent No. ZL201410497366.4 (“366.4 Patent”) which is owned and licensed by Hong Kong uCloudlink Community Know-how Restricted. In response, Shenzhen Skyroam utilized to CNIPA for invalidating the 366.4 Patent.
In September, 2020, CNIPA issued an order which invalidated the 366.4 Patent. At present, Shenzhen uCloudlink Know-how Restricted is submitting a lawsuit on the Beijing Mental Property Courtroom to problem CNIPA’s invalidation choice.
4. China Patent Invalidation Case 3
In April 2020, Shenzhen Skyroam Applied sciences Co., Ltd. (a PRC subsidiary of SIMO) utilized to CNIPA for invalidating PRC patent No. 201610513352.6 (the “352.6 Patent”) of Shenzhen uCloudlink Know-how Restricted.
In November 2020, CNIPA issued an order which invalidated the 352.6 Patent. Shenzhen uCloudlink Know-how Restricted is now making ready to file a lawsuit on the Beijing Mental Property Courtroom to problem CNIPA’s invalidation choice.
About UCLOUDLINK GROUP INC.
UCLOUDLINK is the world’s first and main cell information visitors sharing market, pioneering the sharing economic system enterprise mannequin for the telecommunications business. The Firm’s services and products ship distinctive worth propositions to cell information customers, handset and smart-hardware firms, cell digital community operators (MVNOs) and cell community operators (MNOs). Leveraging its revolutionary cloud SIM know-how and structure, the Firm has redefined the cell information connectivity expertise by permitting customers to achieve entry to cell information visitors allowance shared by community operators on its market, whereas offering dependable connectivity, excessive speeds and aggressive pricing.
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