ITC To Review Findings In Whirlpool, LG Fridge Fight

Law360, New York (December 15, 2009, 1:23 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to review an administrative law judge's ruling that LG Electronics USA Inc.'s products do not infringe Whirlpool Corp.'s patent for ice storage bins in refrigerator doors.

The ITC said Monday that it will review in its entirety Administrative Law Judge Theodore R. Essex's October initial determination that the technology in LG's refrigerators does not infringe Whirlpool's U.S. Patent Number 6,082,130, finding all but one of the asserted claims invalid due to obviousness.

After Judge Essex issued his ruling, Whirlpool...
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