LG Sues Petters, Others Over Digital TV Patents

Law360, New York (September 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Consumer electronics giant LG Electronics Inc. has sued rivals Petters Group Worldwide LLC, Westinghouse Digital Electronics LLP and Vizio Inc. over patents for digital television technology.

The complaint, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, accuses the companies of making products that infringe five patents related to technology for receiving and processing digital TV signals.

Also accused in the suit is Polaroid Corp., a Petters Group partner company. A spokeswoman for both companies said neither company comments on pending litigation....
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