SOURCE: Hon Hai

October 18, 2010 21:13 ET

Hon Hai Seeks Injunction, Damages Against Suyin for Infringement of Five U.S. Patents

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) - Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. ("Hon Hai") announced today that it has filed claims for patent infringement against Suyin Co. Ltd. and Suyin USA ("Suyin") with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Hon Hai seeks monetary damages, injunctive relief and attorneys' fees.

On October 15, 2010, Hon Hai filed a complaint with the District Court seeking affirmative relief based upon Suyin's alleged infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,882, 211 ("System for Arranging a Pair of Connectors") (the '211 Patent); 6,530,798 ("Ball Grid Array Socket Connector") (the '798 Patent); 6,623,277 ("Power Connector") (the '277 Patent); 6,679,717 ("Electrical Connector with Anti-Mis-matching Mechanism") (the '717 Patent); and 6,695,644 ("Power Connector Having Improved Contact") (the '644 Patent) (collectively, the "Hon Hai Patents"). 

Hon Hai asserts, among other things, that a number of Suyin connector products infringe the above Hon Hai Patents. The accused products include at least six models of Suyin DDR and DIMM sockets that are alleged to infringe the '211 Patent; a 989 pin CPU core that is alleged to infringe the '798 and '717 Patents; and a DC power connector that is alleged to infringe the '277 and '644 Patents. 

"Hon Hai considers its intellectual property to be among its most valuable assets," said Edmund Ding, Hon Hai spokesperson. "We will vigorously enforce our intellectual property rights against infringement by Suyin and others when necessary, and will seek all available remedies from the court. We welcome the opportunity to address Suyin's improper conduct as alleged in our filings."

Please direct press inquiries to: Edmund Ding, Hon Hai Media Relations 886-2-2268-3466, ext. 1503  

About Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd

Hon Hai/Foxconn is the partner of choice for all aspects of contract manufacturing services in 3C (Communications, Computer and Consumer electronics) industries. Armed with its proprietary "eCMMS" (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems) business model and world leading IP portfolio, Hon Hai/Foxconn has revolutionized the CEM/EMS/ODM (Contract Electronics Manufacturer/Electronics Manufacturing Services/Original Design Manufacturer) industries since the turn of the century. Through its renowned offering of best speed, quality, value-added engineering services and efficiency, Hon Hai/Foxconn is determined to make the comfort afforded by electronic products usage an attainable luxury for all mankind. A firm believer of social environmental responsibility, Hon Hai/Foxconn is not only a proud member of EICC (Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition), but is also actively promoting wider adoption of better environmental standards in the electronic supply chain. This Fortune Global 500 company is actively using its role as the largest exporter and largest non-government affiliated manufacturer in Greater China to bring its vision of making the comfort of environmentally-friendly electronic product usage an attainable luxury to all mankind.

Contact Information

  • Please direct press inquiries to:
    Edmund Ding
    Hon Hai Media Relations
    886-2-2268-3466, ext. 1503