Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has filed a lawsuit in China against Taiwan-based component maker Suyin for allegedly infringing its patent rights, Hon Hai said on Monday in a filing.

In its statement to the stock exchange, Hon Hai said Suyin's subsidiary in China has infringed Hon Hai unit Foxconn Computer Connectors (Kunshan)'s patent rights on manufacturing CPU socket connectors.

The suit has been filed with the Dongguan Intermediate People's Court of China, the statement said.

(Reporting by Clare Jim; Editing by Jonathan Standing)