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Canon Sues Chinese Electronics Company Over Roku TV Patents

Dec. 28, 2018, 9:42 PM

Canon Inc. claims a subsidiary of China’s TCL Corp. infringed five of its patents on developing smart televisions that use the “Roku TV” operating system.

TCL Electronics Holdings Ltd. used technology developed by Canon in its smart televisions’ design, remote control, display, streaming, search, voice command, and cloud storage functions without Canon’s permission, according to a lawsuit filed Dec. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Components or software in TCL’s televisions provided by third parties, including Roku Inc. and various content delivery networks service providers, rely on the patents or elements of the technology ...