Lenovo Seeks to Ban Laptop Sales to ASUS After New Lawsuit

Lenovo cherche à faire interdire la vente d'ordinateurs portables à ASUS après une nouvelle action en justice

The battle for innovation and intellectual property has taken a new turn in the world of technology.

Lenovo filed a lawsuit against AsusTek Computer Inc. and Asus Computer International, alleging that Asus laptops infringe four of Lenovo's patents. The company is seeking damages and a halt to the sale in the United States of the Zenbook laptops and other allegedly infringing products.

The complaint, filed Nov. 15 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, seeks a jury trial and “damages, including lost profits, caused by the alleged infringement of the patents “.

Additionally, Lenovo announced that it has filed a patent infringement complaint against Asus with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).

In an attempt to stop the alleged patent infringement, Lenovo is asking Asus to “cease and desist from marketing, advertising, distributing, offering for sale, selling or transferring any in any manner, including the movement or shipment of inventory” of products that infringe the four patents in question.

Lenovo's complaint follows a complaint filed by Asus in the Munich patent court in August 2023. According to Lenovo, these complaints related to cellular technology for which it had offered Asus “a cross-licensing agreement as a remedy “.

Lenovo emphasizes its desire for a fair and reasonable resolution in terms of licensing and, at the same time, emphasizes the importance of defending its patent portfolio, which has more than 28,000 patents, of which 14,000 are pending. exam.