ELAN Microelectronics sued China-based Goodix Technology for patent infringement
E201224Y1 | Jan. 2021（E254）
The leading touch controller solution provider, ELAN Microelectronics Corp. (hereinafter referred to as “ELAN”) announced on December 23, 2020 that the touchscreen controller made and sold by Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Goodix”) for use in touchscreen falls into the right scope of ELAN’s Taiwanese invention patent No. I556033 (hereinafter referred to as the “patent in dispute”) and thus infringes upon the patent in dispute, and in this regard, ELAN submitted a complaint with the Taiwan IP Court to file a lawsuit alleging patent infringement against Goodix and Shouhon Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Shouhon”) to safeguard its shareholders’ rights and ELAN’s IP rights. ELAN has enforced its patent rights to seek removal and cease of patent infringement by Goodix and Shouhon and also to seek damages payment. This lawsuit is now pending at the Taiwan IP Court.
ELAN already filed a lawsuit with Beijing Intellectual Property Court against Goodix and Beijing Xingyi Tongda Technology Co. for patent infringement in early December 2020 and demanded for damages payment of RMB25 million. Getting ahead of the curve in the industry, ELAN has introduced the integrated circuit packaging technology for touchscreen controllers, a technology that is able to provide the best solution for narrowing the bezel of touchscreens and to be widely applied to various mobile electronic devices. ELAN also emphasized that it has been involved in touch technology for many years and has successfully acquired hundreds of patents relating to touch technology in the US, Japan, China, and Taiwan. It is a matter of course that ELAN will actively stand up for its IP rights and battle against acts of patent infringement. (Released 2020.12.24)