No Downstream Royalty Fees For LG: High Court

Law360, New York (June 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to LG Electronics Inc. in its long-running battle against Quanta Computer Inc. and other computer makers by restricting patent holders from demanding royalty fees from companies downstream after a license has already been granted.

The high court issued a unanimous decision on Monday that prevents LG, which already licensed certain computer chip and system patents to Intel Corp. in 2000, from collecting more royalties from Taiwan-based Quanta Computer Inc. and other computer makers.

Intel used LG’s technology in...
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