LG Can't Dodge Sony IP Suit Over Phone, Blu-Ray Tech

Law360, New York (April 20, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday rejected LG Electronics USA Inc.'s bid to toss Sony Corp.'s patent infringement suit over cell phone, Blu-ray player and Wi-Fi technology, concluding the suit adequately meets requisite pleading standards.

In denying LG's motion to dismiss the suit for failure to state a claim, District Judge Christina A. Snyder agreed with Sony's contention that the alleged facts allow the court to draw a reasonable inference that the defendant is liable for contributory, willful and deliberate infringement and to permit the suit...
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