Samsung Asks ITC To Block Sharp LCD Imports

Law360, New York (December 3, 2009, 2:21 PM EST) -- Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate whether Japanese rival Sharp Corp. is importing into the U.S. liquid crystal display products that infringe three Samsung patents.

Sharp has infringed Section 337 of the Trade Act with products including high-definition televisions, according to a complaint Samsung filed Tuesday with the ITC.

One of the patents Samsung is asserting, U.S. Patent Number 5,844,533, covers an LCD display capable of creating high-quality gray scale images with a high response rate,...
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