SANTA ANA — A global provider of secure data access and management solutions is suing a Chinese company providing networking communication, alleging patent infringement and unjust enrichment.

Lantronix, Inc. filed a complaint July 7 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division against Jinan USR IOT Technology, LTD alleging the defendant offered for sale and sold products through various websites patent products of the plaintiff without any consent.

According to the complaint, on April 19, 2005 and March 28, 2006, Lantronix was issued U.S. patent rights to two of its conversion port products and became the owner of all right, title and interest in and to each of the asserted patents. The suit says these patent products were sold in the stream of commerce by the defendant without Lantronix's plaintiff's knowledge or consent. 

The plaintiff alleges Jinan sold, offered for sale and imported infringing products into the United States without any authority or written consent from the plaintiff.

Lantronix seeks trial by jury, preliminary and permanent injunction, payment for damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, and all other just and equitable relief. They are represented by attorneys Matthew C. Lapple, Franklin D. Ubell and Ha Tran Lapple of Lapple Ubell IP Law LLP in Irvine.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division case number 8:17-cv-01159-AG-KES

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