Trendchip IC in the company’s modem infringes upon Lantiq patents
Neubiberg/Munich, Germany, 08 March, 2010 – Lantiq Deutschland GmbH has filed suit in the German District Court of Düsseldorf against Billion Electric Co. Ltd., Taiwan, for patent infringement. Lantiq asserts that some of Billion’s ADSL2/ADSL2+ modem products infringe upon Lantiq’s intellectual property, where these products contain a communications semiconductor from Taiwanese chipset supplier Trendchip.
Lantiq requests that Billion Electric disclose past and current revenue from product sales in order to determine compensation for damages that Lantiq suffered due to the patent infringement. Furthermore, Lantiq requests that the sale and distribution of Billion’s modem products infringing upon Lantiq’s patents should be enjoined in Germany.
The lawsuit was delivered to Billion Electric at the industry tradeshow CeBit 2010 in Hannover, Germany.
Lantiq offers a broad and innovative product portfolio for next-generation networks and the digital home. The company has a global team of about 1,000 experts in Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific regions. The company is headquartered in Neubiberg just outside of Munich, Germany and specializes in broadband communications encompassing analog, digital and mixed-signal ICs along with comprehensive software suites. Lantiq is a fabless company and its semiconductor solutions are deployed by major carriers and in home networks in every region of the world. Further information is available at: http://www.lantiq.com