ADC announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota against Switchcraft, Inc.
In its complaint, ADC asserts that Switchcraft infringes US Patent No. 6,045,378, which relates to video jacks used in ADC’s broadcast product line.
ADC’s patented video jacks include features that provide improved signal transmission in high frequency rate applications such as digital and high definition television. ADC is seeking damages and an injunction to prevent the sale of Switchcraft’s video jacks that incorporate ADC’s patented design.
ADC says it is dedicated to researching and developing new products to better serve its customers and is ‘committed to protecting that investment by enforcing its patent rights’.