Lisle, IL - June 11, 2010 - Leading global supplier of connectors and interconnect components, Molex Incorporated has announced that the Intellectual Property Court (IP Court) of Taiwan recently ruled in favor of subsidiary Molex Taiwan Ltd. in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Taiwin Electronics Co., Ltd.
The September 2009 suit alleged that Molex combo connector sockets for USB and e-SATA dual plugs sold or offered for sale by Molex Taiwan infringed on the Taiwan Utility Model Patent No. M293552, which is owned by Taiwin Electronics. Molex Taiwan countered the patent infringement claims by asserting that the '552 patent was invalid. The IP Court formally rendered its decision on May 10, 2010. Its review of the factual and legal issues resulted in a dismissal of all Taiwin Electronics' claims against Molex Taiwan.
"We appreciate the court's due diligence and support their decision, which marks the successful resolution of this litigation. Molex Taiwan stands firmly behind our company's intellectual property and the integrity of our innovative connector technology," commented Aldo Lopez, vice president for sales and marketing, Asia/Pacific South, Molex Incorporated.
Molex's Combo External Serial ATA/USB connectors combine the features and advantages of USB and eSATA technologies into a single-port connector to extend external storage and peripheral connectivity for notebook, desktop and other applications.
About Molex Incorporated
Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, medical, military, lighting and solar. Established in 1938, the company operates 40 manufacturing locations in 17 countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com. Follow us at www.twitter.com/molexconnectors and watch our videos at www.youtube.com/molexconnectors.