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Qorvo Sues Rival Akoustis Over Radio-Frequency Filters Patents

Oct. 5, 2021, 3:14 PM

Qorvo said rival startup Akoustis built its portfolio of bulk-acoustic wave filters through infringing patents and “improperly” leveraging proprietary information “obtained by its systematic poaching of Qorvo’s employees.”

  • Qorvo is seeking cash compensation for alleged infringement of two patents, false advertising, false patent marketing and unfair trade practices; punitive damages; and court orders blocking Akoustis from continuing alleged acts, according to complaint filed Monday in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Patents related to technologies and processes directed to thin-film bulk acoustic wave, or BAW, resonator filters, “a vital component” for filtering out signals from frequencies irrelevant to a particular wireless ...

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