Thalwil, Switzerland –July 28, 2021–u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a leading global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, announced that the Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court has ruled in favor of u-blox inseparate copyright and patent infringement lawsuits the company filed against TechtotopMicroelectronic Technology Co. Ltd. (TTT). The rulings found that TTT infringedon u-blox’sintellectual 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 patentinfringement after u blox noticed similarities of functionalities of TTT’s TD1030 chip and corresponding modules with u-blox’sM8 GNSS receivers. Followingin-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.
According to the Court’s decision, TTT must stop producing and distributing its TD1030 navigation chip and navigation modules with the infringing software.
“u-blox is very pleased with the decision of the Court which issued a fair and decisive ruling on a complex source code infringement case,” stated Thomas Seiler, CEO of u-blox. “Our technologies are the result of our commitment to continuous research and development, and it is our responsibility to vigorously pursue any and all unauthorized uses.”