Now LG Hits Samsung With Patent Infringement Lawsuit

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 28 September 2012, 06:14 Hrs
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Bangalore: It’s been just a month, since Samsung has fined $1 billion on a law suit from the Cupertino Giant Apple. And then, here is the next one, not from U.S., but from Samsung’s own home, South Korea.

It’s LG who has filed a law suit in Seoul, this time. The lawsuit alleges Samsung of infringing 7 Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) technology patents on five of its products including the flagship Galaxy S3 and Tab.  "This lawsuit has been filed both to enforce LG Display's intellectual property rights and promote fair competition. Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display must stop using the patents without permission,” said an LG official at a press conference. The company is seeking 7 billion won (about $6.26 million) in damages.

Earlier this month, Samsung has filed an injection against LG over technology leaks, after some workers at Samsung were arrested for leaking the information. According to a ZDNet report, Samsung has called LG's latest lawsuit a scheme to overcome its own difficulties, and said it will file a countersuit if necessary.

Related: 9 Biggest Court Battles in Technology

Off late, the South Korean manufacturer had been dragged into law suits around the world. In the most prominent one against Apple, where it is fined $1 billion, Samsung has requested for a new trial, claiming that it wasn't given a fair go during the legal proceedings. The U.S. district judge has set a hearing date on December 6.

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