Lantronix settles patent infringement lawsuit

Lantronix, a provider of secure data access and management products for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), said it settled the patent infringement lawsuit filed against Jinan USR IOT Technology, Limited.

Lantronix said it filed the lawsuit in July 2017 in the Southern Division of the Central District of California in US District Court to enforce certain US patents covering Lantronix’s XPort family of Serial-to-Ethernet conversion products.

The suit alleged that the defendant’s SuperPort Products, including the USR-K1, USR-K2, and USR-K3, infringed Lantronix’s patents.

Lantronix said that under the terms of the settlement, the defendant agreed to cease and desist the sale of the alleged infringing products in the United States.

“We are pleased that we were able to quickly settle this patent enforcement litigation on favorable terms,” said Lantronix CEO Jeff Benck.

“We intend to aggressively pursue legal action against anyone that we believe is inappropriately using our intellectual property.”

Lantronix said that under the terms of the settlement, it reserved the right to enforce its foreign patents in other countries around the world.

Lantronix’s XPort family of products is also protected by patents in several international jurisdictions, including Europe, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Malaysia.