Boston University Hits HP, LG With Semiconductor IP Suits

Law360, New York (August 1, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The trustees of Boston University dropped nearly identical suits on Hewlett-Packard Co. and LG Electronics Inc. in Massachusetts federal court Thursday, accusing the companies of infringing a BU patent for a semiconductor device developed by one of its professors.

The trustees said Seoul, South Korea-based LG, two American LG subsidiaries and Hewlett-Packard, based in California, incorporated the university’s patented technology in laptops, tablets, lightbulbs and other products without permission.

"Defendant's acts of infringement have caused and will continue to cause substantial and irreparable damage to the university," the trustees...
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