France's sovereign patent fund takes aim at LG and HTC in the US and Germany 09 Dec 13
France Brevets, which was created in March 2011 with €100 million of backing from the French government and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), has initiated legal action in both the US and Germany against LG Electronics and HTC alleging infringement of patents that the Paris-based NPE manages in its near field communication (NFC) portfolio. The patents being asserted in the US are numbers 6,700,551 (“Antenna signal amplitude modulation method”) and 7,665,664 (“Inductive coupling reader comprising means for extracting a power supply voltage”). McKool Smith, which has built a strong reputation in working with patent plaintiffs is representing France Brevets in the US.
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