LG Countersues Hitachi Over Plasma Display Patents

Law360, New York (June 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The latest move in a patent battle over plasma television displays that has raged through U.S. courts, LG Electronics Inc. on Monday countersued Hitachi Ltd. over patents relating to its thin and incredibly popular televisions and computer monitors.

LG's complaint alleges that Hitachi, its U.S. unit and Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display Ltd., a Hitachi joint venture unit with electronics maker Fujitsu, infringe seven LG patents relating to plasma screen technology.

“Japanese firms are filing more and more lawsuits as competition in the global display market has...
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