Sharp Dismissed From Volume-Control Patent Suit

Law360, New York (October 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sharp Electronics was dismissed on Thursday from a suit filed against nearly a dozen major television makers for alleged infringement of a patented volume-control device.

Judge John T. Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas approved the dismissal after Sharp told the court that it had already been dismissed from two other suits brought by International Control Systems over the same patent.

The complaint alleges that Arizona-based International Control Systems LLC has been granted the exclusive right to U.S. Patent Number...
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