Mikele Bicolli
Feb 23, 2024

AAOI Takes on CIG in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Patent Litigation

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AAOI), a pioneering force in fiber-optic access network solutions, has initiated legal proceedings against Cambridge Industries USA, Inc. (CIG), alleging patent infringement. Here some key points: 

The Lawsuit: AAOI filed a complaint on February 20, 2024, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, citing patent infringement by CIG's optical transceiver modules, including the CIG 100G QSFP28 CWDM4 Module Version 1 and Version 2, among others.

Allegations: AAOI contends that several of its patented optical transceiver technologies have been unlawfully replicated by CIG, prompting the legal action. Dr. Thompson Lin, Founder, President, and CEO of AAOI, emphasized the necessity of safeguarding their intellectual property obtained through extensive research and development efforts.

Importance of Intellectual Property Protection: AAOI's proactive stance highlights the critical role of intellectual property rights in fostering innovation and maintaining competitiveness in the tech industry. The company's substantial investments in technology development underscore the significance of protecting innovations from unauthorized use.

Seeking Remedies: In its complaint, AAOI seeks both monetary damages and a permanent injunction against CIG. This demonstrates AAOI's commitment to upholding its intellectual property rights and ensuring fair competition within the market.

Stay tuned for further developments in this case.

Original article published on Yahoo Finance.