Sharp petitions USITC in Hisense patent dispute

Sharp Corporation and its US sales company Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) petitioned the US International Trade Commission (USITC) to investigate alleged patent infringements on Sharp wireless LAN patents by Chinese firm Hisense.

“Sharp Corporation and SEC requested the investigation after finding that Hisense Group smart TVs sold in the US market infringe upon Sharp’s wireless LAN patents and that the Hisense Group is importing and selling the TVs using the patented Sharp technology in the US,” said Sharp.

Sharp Corporation also said it filed a patent infringement suit against Hisense on July 17, 2017, in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York for the sales of smart TVs.