ITC Closes Probe Over LG Backlight Patent Claims

Law360, New York (April 30, 2013, 1:47 PM ET) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has ended a probe into whether LG Electronics Inc. violated a patent for backlighting technology used in liquid crystal displays, affirming an administrative law judge's ruling that the patent was not infringed, according to a notice Monday.

The commission backed Administrative Law Judge Theodore Essex's finding that the claims of U.S. Patent Number 6,883,932, held by Taiwan-based Industrial Technology Research Institute, were anticipated by a previous patent application and that, in any case, LG's imported LCD televisions and monitors had not...
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