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Solas launches patent suit against Nintendo and Samsung
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08 Dec 2021 / IP Print

Solas launches suit against Nintendo and Samsung

Solas OLED Ltd, an Irish company specialising in patented OLED technologies, has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo and Samsung Display Co.

The case has been filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas contending that Nintendo Switch OLED infringes four of Solas’ US patents: 7,499,042, 7,573,068, 7,868,880, and 7,663,615.

OLED panel

The Switch OLED, which launched in October 2021, incorporates a seven-inch panel supplied by SDC. 

In March, the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found SDC guilty of infringing Solas’ patents to the tune of more than US$80 million.

Solas has said it will continue to fight to stop Samsung’s use of patented technologies.  

Solas was established in 2016 and its patent portfolio covers OLED structures, display design and architecture, and driver circuitry.

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