German firm Osram files LED lawsuit against LG, SamsungAugust 22, 2011 in Technology / Business
German lighting group Osram said Monday it has filed a complaint in South Korea against industrial giants LG and Samsung for patent violations, a move it has already taken in four other countries.
"We respect the property rights of other companies and expect the same from other market participants," a statement quoted Aldo Kamper, chief executive of Osram Opto Semiconductors, as saying.
The German company is seeking a ban on products that use contested LEDs, along with damages and interest.
It also hopes to have patents filed by LG and Samsung nullified.
Osram has filed similar lawsuits in China, Germany, Japan and the United States.
(c) 2011 AFP
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