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REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
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UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of July 2020
Commission File Number: 001-39302
UCLOUDLINK GROUP INC.
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414 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
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|UCLOUDLINK GROUP INC.|
|Title :||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: July 15, 2020
uCloudlink Announces Progress in Patent Dispute
HONG KONG, July 14, 2020 UCLOUDLINK GROUP INC. (uCloudlink or the Company) (NASDAQ: UCL), the worlds first and leading mobile data traffic sharing marketplace, today announced positive developments in its patent dispute with Simo Holdings Inc. (Simo).
In 2018, SIMO sued uCloudlink for infringing its U.S. Patent 9,736,689 (the 689 Patent). The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) found in favor of SIMO in August 2019. In December 2019, SDNY issued a new order which concluded that uCloudlinks redesigned devices were no longer infringing and lifted the injunction as to such redesigned devices. Additionally, uCloudlink appealed SDNYs ruling and requested Ex Parte Reexamination (EPR) of the 689 Patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO granted the EPR request and, on June 12, 2020, issued an Ex Parte Non Final Action rejecting all claims of the 689 Patent.
Further, in response to SIMOs claims of infringement of 689 Patent and trade secret misappropriation which were raised in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, uCloudlink filed a motion on July 8, 2020, moving to dismiss these claims, and alternatively to transfer (i) the infringement claim to SDNY and (ii) the trade secret claim to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which had dismissed this claim with prejudice.
About UCLOUDLINK GROUP INC.
uCloudlink is the worlds first and leading mobile data traffic sharing marketplace, pioneering the sharing economy business model for the telecommunications industry. The Companys products and services deliver unique value propositions to mobile data users, handset and smart-hardware companies, mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and mobile network operators (MNOs). Leveraging its innovative cloud SIM technology and architecture, the Company has redefined the mobile data connectivity experience by allowing users to gain access to mobile data traffic allowance shared by network operators on its marketplace, all while providing reliable connectivity, high speeds and competitive pricing.
For more information, please visit http://ir.ucloudlink.com.
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