Philips, Others Want Monopoly Claims Tossed In SEP Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (March 18, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT) -- Panasonic Corp., U.S. Philips Corp. and others suing ViewSonic Corp. for alleged infringement of standard-essential patents related to digital TV transmissions asked a California federal court Friday to dismiss ViewSonic's antitrust counterclaims, saying the counterclaims are time-barred and otherwise not supported by evidence.

Plaintiffs and counterdefendants Panasonic, Philips and Zenith Electronics LLC, and third-party defendant MPEG LA LLC say that ViewSonic's claims that they have conspired to restrain and suppress price competition in the digital TV market can't survive scrutiny. ViewSonic's arguments are premised on the patent...
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