ChargePoint Files Patent Infringement Claim Against SemaConnect

Complaint seeks injunctive relief for infringing on four patents focused on networked level 2 charging


Campbell, Calif. (USA) – December 15, 2017 ChargePoint today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SemaConnect, a manufacturer of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, alleging the infringement of four patents focused on networked electric vehicle charging. The complaint was filed in the District of Maryland and seeks injunctive relief and monetary damages.

ChargePoint has invested substantial resources over the years to create EV charging solutions designed with drivers and businesses in mind. With an industry leading patent portfolio, ChargePoint is committed to leading the way in developing the world’s most comprehensive suite of charging technologies that support the transformation to electric mobility. ChargePoint invented networked EV charging and holds the patents related to the technology. A hallmark of the company’s technology portfolio, networked charging is a significant piece of ChargePoint’s offering and a critical ingredient to its business. As with any company, protecting vital IP is imperative to the future success of the organization and its contribution to the marketplace.

“For more than a decade, ChargePoint has invested significant resources into the design, development, and manufacturing of a comprehensive suite of charging solutions for every driving scenario, with the ultimate goal of helping transform mobility for the better,” said Bruce Chizen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ChargePoint, Inc. “This commitment to electric mobility has inspired ChargePoint to develop a robust patent portfolio creating technology that makes it easier for consumers to go electric while empowering businesses to support the growing number of EV drivers. Protecting intellectual property is key to ChargePoint’s success as a business.”

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ChargePoint is the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with charging solutions in every category EV drivers charge, at home, work, around town and on the road. With more than 43,000 independently owned charging spots and more than 7,000 customers (businesses, cities, agencies and service providers), ChargePoint is the only charging technology company on the market that designs, develops and manufactures hardware and software solutions across every use case. Leading EV hardware makers and other partners rely on the ChargePoint network to make charging station details available in mobile apps, online and in navigation systems for popular EVs. ChargePoint drivers have completed more than 31 million charging sessions, saving upwards of 30 million gallons of gasoline and driving more than 732 million gas-free miles. For more information, visit or contact the Media Relations team at