Whirlpool Wins $1.8M In Fridge Patent Suit With LG

Law360, New York (March 12, 2010, 4:44 PM EST) -- A federal jury has awarded Whirlpool Corp. $1.8 million in a dispute with LG Electronics USA Inc. over patents for an in-the-door ice system for side-by-side refrigerators, according to the companies.

After two days of deliberations, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on Thursday found that LG's side-by-side refrigerators infringed Whirlpool's U.S. Patent Number 6,082,130, but that its French door refrigerators did not.

The jury upheld the validity of the '130 patent, and found that a second Whirlpool patent, U.S....
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