LG accuses Samsung of infringing patents

Sep 27, 2012
South Korea's LG Display, one of the world's top flat-screen TV makers, said Thursday it had filed a patent infringement suit against Samsung Electronics over the use of advanced displays.

South Korea's LG Display, one of the world's top flat-screen TV makers, said Thursday it had filed a patent infringement suit against Samsung Electronics over the use of advanced displays.

LG Display, a sister firm of , accused and Samsung Display of infringing seven of its patents on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology.

The company claimed that five of Samsung's products, including its global hit Galaxy S-series smartphones and Galaxy Tab 7.7, infringed its patents.

"This lawsuit has been filed both to enforce LG Display's intellectual property rights and promote fair competition," it said in a statement.

LG Display said it would seek an unspecified amount of damages and a permanent injunction against the sale of infringing devices.

There was no immediate comment from Samsung, which in July accused LG Display employees of stealing its OLED technology.

Samsung and LG, respectively the world's largest and second largest flat-screen , each claim their technology offers more vivid images and wider viewing angles.

The suit comes as Samsung is embroiled in a long-running patent battle with Apple, with the two rivals accusing each other of stealing smartphone design and technology.

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indio007
not rated yet Sep 27, 2012
LG should sue them and Apple for using rounded corners.

LG had them first. The device was the Ipad....
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