ITC To Weigh Sharp's Patent Claims V. Samsung

Law360, New York (February 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to begin an investigation into patent infringement allegations filed by Sharp Corp. against its rival Samsung, a month after agreeing to consider similar claims by Samsung against Sharp.

The case involves the importation of liquid crystal display products used in televisions, laptops and cell phones. Japan-based Sharp and South Korea-based Samsung have been battling over the patents in several venues over the past year.

In addition to the ITC cases, both parties have filed suit in courts in the...
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