Sony slaps patent violation complaint against LG

Thursday, 30 December 2010, 18:29 Hrs
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New York: Japanese major Sony Corp has filed a patent-infringement complaint against rival and South Korean conglomerate LG Electronics related to certain mobile phones and modems.

The compliant has been filed with the US International Trade Commission, the federal agency that looks into various trade issues including intellectual property rights.

Sony has alleged that LG's "certain mobile telephones and modems" imported and sold in the US violates various patents held by the Japanese entity.

"The complaint names as respondents LG Electronics Inc of Seoul, Korea; LG Electronics USA, Inc of Englewood Cliffs, NJ; and LG Electronics Mobilecomm USA Inc of San Diego, CA," the federal agency said in a statement on Wednesday.

Going by reports, the alleged patent violations are related to image and audio technologies used in mobile phones, among others.
Source: PTI
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