Microsoft sued for Lumia 950 / 950 XL LED Patent Infringement

Lumia 950 XL and the Lumia 950 where the last of the Windows 10 Mobile device from Microsoft, and while the company is no more producing any hardware or even getting new features to the dead OS, the Redmond giant has now been sued for Patent Infringement.

Lemaire Illumination Technologies LLC, the company which a 2010 patent for Apparatus and method for pulsed L.E.D. illumination”  is suing Microsoft in the U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas. The company claims that Microsoft has used the same tech in their Lumia 950 and 950 Xl handsets. The same company has sued LG as well for the same.

Source: WPXBOX

The patent is about a technique to generate colour tones, by varying the voltage to the LED flash. Also called as Pulsed LED. Here are few details:

  • 9,119,266 – Pulsed L.E.D. illumination apparatus and method
  • 6,095,661 – Method and apparatus for an L.E.D. flashlight
  • 6,488,390 – Color-adjusted camera light and method

Microsoft has been accused of infringing the above-mentioned patents.

While we don’t know how much it is going to cost Microsoft, but I am sure many Windows Phone users will be smiling hearing this news, especially those who hooked on to the platform for long to see it grow.

via MSPU | Source:

has been writing about technology ever since he bought his first smartphone back in 2010. He loves exploring the technical aspects of new gadgets and reporting them in a jargon free manner. Being a Windows user for a decade, he also likes to keep close tabs on Microsoft and its products.


  1. Some company’s make most of their money by suing others. I have an apparatus that can pulse the voltage of my car’s headlights. Can I be sued?


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