Sendo sues Orange over Smartphone patent infringement. (Wireless News Review).UK mobile phone manufacturer Sendo Ltd has launched legal proceedings All actions that are authorized or sanctioned by law and instituted in a court or a tribunal for the acquisition of rights or the enforcement of remedies. in the UK against Orange SA, the mobile unit of France Telecom SA, accusing the mobile operator of patent infringement.
Sendo is already embroiled em·broil
tr.v. em·broiled, em·broil·ing, em·broils
1. To involve in argument, contention, or hostile actions: "Avoid . . . in legal proceedings against Microsoft Corp, with which it was developing the Z100 Smartphone, utilizing Microsoft's Windows Powered Smartphone 2002 platform. Sendo pulled out of that deal at the last minute and later sued Microsoft on 13 counts including fraud, negligent misrepresentation misrepresentation
In law, any false or misleading expression of fact, usually with the intent to deceive or defraud. It most commonly occurs in insurance and real-estate contracts. False advertising may also constitute misrepresentation. , breach of contract, and civil conspiracy. It accused Microsoft of illegally passing on intellectual property it had developed around Windows Powered Smartphone 2002 and its hardware integration to a number of Asian OEMs, including Taipei, Taiwan-based High Tech Computer Corp, which built the SPV SPV
sheeppox virus. Smartphone-powered handset launched by Orange in October 2002.
Microsoft hit back with a countersuit coun·ter·sue
tr.v. coun·ter·sued, coun·ter·su·ing, coun·ter·sues Law
To bring proceedings against (a plaintiff) in direct opposition to a suit brought against onself. against Sendo, accusing the handset maker of failing to meet contractual obligations leading to the scrapping of the Z100 project. Now Sendo has launched legal proceedings in London's High Court of Justice accusing the Orange SPV phone of infringing its patents on circuit board design.
In a statement, Sendo's CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Hugh Brogan commented: ""Sendo has created intellectual property rights within the smartphone and mobile phone area. We have been advised by our patent agents, that the Orange SPV phone infringes these rights. We have tried to solve the matter in an amicable way. However, we are now in a position that we have to take legal steps."
Orange denied any impropriety and said it had contacted the parties involved in the design of the phone.