LG Targets Toshiba-Samsung Venture Over Disc Format Patents

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT) -- LG Electronics Inc. on Wednesday went after a computer hardware group set up by Toshiba Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., alleging in Delaware federal court that the venture is infringing a series of patents incorporated in disc drives and DVD writers.

LG says that Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corp., a Tokyo-based tie-up established by Toshiba and Samsung, is selling hard drives and DVD writing hardware that infringe four separate LG patents that TSST and Toshiba had lawfully licensed from LG until recently.

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