ITC Suit Claims LG, Samsung TVs Infringe Tuner Patents

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 4:53 PM EST) -- A manufacturer of silicon tuner chips slapped Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., LG Electronics Inc. and other technology giants with a U.S. International Trade Commission petition Tuesday, alleging that they have shipped televisions into the U.S. containing tuner technology that infringes on a trio of its patents.

The petition from Santa Clara, Calif.,-based Cresta Technology Corp. alleged that U.S. firms Silicon Laboratories Inc. and MaxLinear Inc. have manufactured the infringing tuners, which are then installed into TVs built by Samsung, LG, Sharp Corp. and Vizio Inc. and...
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