u-blox Wins Chinese Court Ruling Against Techtotop in Patent and Copyright Infringement Suits

By Taryn Engmark

Assistant Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 29, 2021

News

u-blox Wins Chinese Court Ruling Against Techtotop in Patent and Copyright Infringement Suits

TTT must stop producing and distributing its TD1030 navigation chip and navigation modules with the infringing software, according to the Court's decision.

u-blox announced that the Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court has ruled in favor of u-blox in separate copyright and patent infringement lawsuits the company filed against Techtotop Microelectronic Technology Co. Ltd. (TTT). The rulings found that TTT infringed on u-blox’s intellectual property in its TD1030 navigation chips and that TTT must pay damages (RMB 11 million).

In 2019, u-blox filed claims against TTT for both copyright and patent infringement after u-blox noticed similarities of functionalities of TTT’s TD1030 chip and corresponding modules with u-blox’s M8 GNSS receivers. Following in-depth investigations, including reviews and analyses conducted by independent laboratories, u-blox concluded that the similarities must have been the result of illegal copying of u-blox’s source code by Techtotop.

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