Vizio Exits AtratechJapan's LCD Patent Battle

Law360, New York (September 17, 2010, 1:49 PM EDT) -- Vizio Inc. has become the latest flat-screen television maker to settle a suit filed by AtratechJapan Corp. that accuses several electronics giants — including Samsung Electronics America Inc. — of infringing a patent for TV backlighting technology.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas signed off on the settlement Monday, thought the terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Chiba, Japan-based AtratechJapan filed suit in July 2008, accusing a host of flat-screen TV makers of infringing U.S. Patent Number...
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