Samsung Dropped From Flat-Screen TV Patent Spat

Law360, New York (April 12, 2010, 2:04 PM EDT) -- Samsung Electronics America Inc. has become the second defendant in as many months to settle in an infringement suit brought by AtratechJapan Corp. over a patent for flat-screen television backlighting technology.

AtratechJapan will drop its initial claims and Samsung will drop its counterclaims, the two companies said in a joint motion filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District, asking that the case be dismissed with prejudice.

Samsung follows LG Electronics USA Inc. in resolving the suit. LG exited in February with the...
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