On Tuesday, Electronics company LG filed a lawsuit with a district court in California against Hisense, claiming that several of their TV patents had been violated.

Headquartered in Qingdao, Shandong province, Hisense is a state-owned enterprise which is manufacturing facilities in China and other countries. LG accused Hisense of sustaining an insincere approach despite repeated requests for the suspension of patent infringement and a resolution through negotiations.

LG said that it has filed a suit for TV-related patent infringement and damages. These patent disputes all revolved around TV parts that handle aspects such as LED technology, interface, image sharpness, and WiFi data transfer.

For long LG has been losing sales to rival companies and Chinese upstarts. While the larger companies lose out on sales, smaller ones have been reaping the benefits. Hisense has grown to become one of the largest players in terms of sales figures and holds 6.2% of the market share.