CommScope has issued the following statement in response to
litigation from Comba Telecom:
CommScope, Inc.—which, along with its Andrew LLC subsidiary, holds
various patents on remote
electrical tilt (RET) technology—has been sued in the US District
Court for the District of Delaware by Comba Telecom, which seeks a
declaratory judgment that eight of Andrew’s patents are invalid. Andrew
possesses other RET patents that are not part of this litigation. RET
antenna technology allows cellular operators to remotely control the
direction of cellular base station antennas to optimize the wireless
coverage they provide.
Comba, based in Hong Kong and China, claims to currently not sell RET
antenna products in the US market and has indicated in its complaint
that it will not do so unless the patents at issue are declared invalid.
Comba or its affiliated companies are also defendants in previously
filed foreign patent infringement
cases initiated by CommScope on behalf of its Andrew LLC subsidiary.
CommScope strongly believes that its US patents are valid and will be
upheld. CommScope invests in intellectual
property that helps the telecommunications industry operate more
efficiently and with higher quality of service. The company will respond
appropriately to this lawsuit through the legal process.
CommScope, through its Andrew
subsidiary, previously has licensed this antenna technology to other
major antenna manufacturers, and has patents on RET technology in the
Asia-Pacific: Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand
Europe, Middle East, Africa: Germany, France, Great Britain and Sweden
Americas: United States and Brazil
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