Sharp drags Vizio Inc, Xianyang CaiHong Optoelectronics Technology and TPV Technology to court over patent infringements

Japan’s Sharp Corp has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against U.S. TV brand Vizio Inc and two others in an attempt to seek an injunction to ban one of Vizio’s TV products in the United States.

In a statement, Sharp, a unit of Taiwan’s Foxconn, said Vizio’s 70-inch TV product uses liquid crystal display (LCD) panels that allegedly infringe twelve panel-related patents owned by Sharp.

Sharp’s lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, targets both Vizio as well as Chinese panel maker Xianyang CaiHong Optoelectronics Technology Co (CHOT) as well as Hong Kong-based TPV Technology Ltd.

While Sharp brought the alleged infringement issue to CHOT’s notice in November 2019, the Chinese panel maker continued its practice of infringing its patents, said Sharp.

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