LG Electronics said it filed complaints with the US International Trade Commission and US District Court for the District of Delaware against BLU and its products “for infringing five LG patents that have been declared as essential to the LTE standard.”
LG said it took the legal actions against BLU “following numerous unsuccessful attempts over the past year” to engage BLU in licensing discussions.
“These are the first complaints LG has filed against another phone manufacturer,” said LG.
“It was filed because BLU, the largest seller of unlocked smartphones in the United States, has ignored all of LG’s attempts to discuss a license to LG’s intellectual property.
“LG is determined to enforce its intellectual property rights.”