Osram sues Samsung, LG for alleged LED patent violations

Jun 06, 2011
A logo of Samsung Group at the group's headquarters in Seoul. German lighting company Osram, which is owned by industrial giant Siemens, said that it had filed suit against Samsung and LG of Korea for patent violations.

German lighting company Osram, which is owned by industrial giant Siemens, said Monday that it had filed suit against Samsung and LG of Korea for patent violations.

Osram filed complaints in Germany and the United States in connection with alleged violations regarding patents for light emitting diode (LED) technology and plans to file another on Tuesday against LG in China, a statement said.

"Osram stresses that Samsung and LG group companies infringe its on white and surface mountable LEDs in the US, Germany and as far as LG is concerned, in Japan and China," it added.

LEDs are a key component for television and computer screens.

Osram seeks a court order "to prevent and LG from importing and selling infringing LEDs and products containing these ," the statement said.

It also seeks compensation from the Korean groups.

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