LG Says Washing Machine Rivals Sully Patents

Law360, New York (November 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Days after an appeals court cleared LG Electronics Inc. in an epic patent fight with Whirlpool Corp., the South Korean electronics giant has asserted several washing machine patents against rival manufacturers, including Daewoo Electronics and Asko Appliances Inc.

The complaint, lodged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, claims Italy’s Antonio Merloni SPA, South Korea’s Daewoo and Sweden’s Asko Appliance Holding AB, as well as its subsidiaries, manufacture, import and sell washing machines that violate five LG patents for the appliances.

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