U.S.-based semiconductor technology company Tessera Technologies Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics claiming patent infringement.
The U.S. company alleges infringement of 24 patents that cover a wide range of semiconductor processing, bonding, and packaging technologies, as well as imaging technologies.
Tessera is a subsidiary of Xperi Corporation. The legal proceedings were filed in the U.S. International Trade Commission, three U.S. federal district courts, and certain international jurisdictions, alleging infringement by Samsung's semiconductor products, its Galaxy S6, S7, S8, and Note 8 smartphones, and other products.
"Samsung has benefited from its use of our semiconductor technologies for 20 years, having entered into its first license with Tessera, Inc. in 1997," Xperi Corp., Tessera's holding firm said.
"Samsung's most recent semiconductor patent license expired in December 2016, but we believe it is continuing to use our patented technologies without authorization, and without paying us fair compensation," it added.
Samsung did not provide any comment.