HSINCHU, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Realtek Semiconductor Corporation, a global leader in integrated circuits, filed a federal U.S. lawsuit today in the Northern District of California against MediaTek Inc., Future Link Systems LLC, and Future Link’s parent company IPValue Management. The complaint alleges that patent assertion entities (PAEs) Future Link and IPValue conspired with MediaTek and violated the federal Sherman Act and California’s Unfair Competition Law by entering into an illicit “bounty” agreement incentivizing Future Link to improperly sue Realtek. By filing this lawsuit, Realtek aims to help prevent further harm to the public, hold defendants accountable for the impact of what Realtek’s complaint asserts to be anticompetitive and unfair behavior, and protect free and fair competition in the industry.
You can read a copy of the complaint here.
Realtek Semiconductor Corporation is a world-leading IC provider that designs and develops a wide range of IC products for connected media, communications network, computer peripheral, multimedia, and smart interconnect applications. Products include 10/100/1000M/2.5G/5G Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M/2.5G/10G Ethernet Switch Controllers/Media Converter Controllers/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, xDSL, VoIP Solutions, Bluetooth, xPON, IoT Solutions, Automotive Ethernet Solutions, High Fidelity Audio Solutions for Consumer and PC Applications, Reader/USB Hub/Type-C Controllers, Web/IP Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Home Center Controllers. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, low-power, and competitive total solutions.