Philips Settles With Atratech In LCD Patent Suit

Law360, New York (June 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Philips Electronics North America Corp. has become the first flat-screen television maker to reach a settlement with AtratechJapan Corp., a Japanese company that has accused several electronics giants of infringing its patent for TV backlighting technology.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Monday granted the parties' joint motion to dismiss the case, which was filed Friday.

A representative for Philips declined to comment on the settlement.

In addition to Philips, Atratech's suit, filed in August, names...
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