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Tera Xtal files patent infringement suit against Apple, Senao, and Vibo

Tera Xtal files patent infringement suit against Apple, Senao, and Vibo

Taiwanese sapphire wafer manufacturer Tera Xtal Technology Corporation (4969) has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple Asia, Senao (2450), and Vibo Telecom for its picture-capturing device with lens registered as patent No. M438642, demanding a total of NT$300 million in compensation from the three companies.

Tera Xtal announced the legal action on Thursday, accusing the three companies of using its patented technology in their electronic products for sales without consent. The company stated that it has retained a lawyer to handle the case. The plaintiffs are also being ordered to cease production, selling, and using products made with this patented technology without authorization.

The company said it complies completely with intellectual property laws and is dedicated to technology research and development to build a portfolio of sapphire related patents.

Tera Xtal has run into a string of setbacks recently. Earlier this week Apple Inc’s sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, dragging down share prices of local sapphire makers including Tera Xtal, which holds NT$400 million in liabilities derived from dealings with GTAT and announced Wednesday that they are developing contingency plans with lawyers.

Updated : 2021-05-07 22:27 GMT+08:00