AU Optronics Stays In LCD Patent Suit As Chi Mei Escapes

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 5:51 PM EST) -- A Delaware federal judge on Tuesday dropped Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp. from Apeldyn Corp.'s liquid crystal display patent suit, but refused to rule that fellow defendant AU Optronics Corp. had not violated the Oregon company's intellectual property.

U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson granted Chi Mei's request for summary judgment that it didn't directly infringe Apeldyn's patent for technology used to improve the response time of liquid crystal material in LCDs and that it didn't induce others to violate the patent.

The court also trimmed claims...
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