Taiwanese Touch-panel Maker TPK Files Patent Complaint Against Nokia
Nokia gets hit with another patent lawsuit today. Taiwanese touch-panel maker TPK has filed a lawsuit against NokiaÂ and its assembler Compal in China. TPK is seeking damages of about 26.9 million Chinese yuan ($4.28 million) and production halts for infringing its touch panel related patents.
TPK said in a statement the patent involved in both lawsuits, already accepted by Xiamen Intermediate People’s Court in southern China, is the “conductor pattern structure of capacitive touch panel.” TPK said the technology allows all conductive elements to be on the same layer, making a touch panel thinner.
According to Nokia’s spokesman, “Nokia has become aware of the case and will study the claims made. Nokia will take whatever steps necessary to defend itself.”