Whirlpool Attacks LG Over Refrigerator Patents

Law360, New York (January 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Whirlpool Corp. has targeted rival LG Electronics Inc. in an infringement action that alleges LG’s refrigerators imported into the United States violate five Whirlpool patents.

Whirlpool, the world’s leading home appliance manufacturer, said Wednesday it lodged the complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., and is seeking a ban on LG from selling and importing its refrigerators into the United States.

An LG representative denied the allegations and said the company is planning to respond to the complaint.

The patents in question cover...
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