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Philips Loses First Round in Battle Over Anti-Piracy Tech

Oct. 22, 2021, 12:59 PM

Philips lost a key ruling in its push for licenses to its anti-piracy technology after a U.S. trade judge said the company hadn’t met its burden to prove a violation of trade law by companies including Lenovo, Dell and Hisense.

  • Philips hadn’t shown it has a domestic industry for its two patents, a critical requirement to pursue cases before the International Trade Commission, Judge Cameron Elliot said in a notice posted on the agency’s website
  • Philips filed the complaint last year, seeking an import ban on products from companies it said refused to license the authentication patents, which ...

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