Hitachi, Acacia Unit Strike Deal In LCD Projector Suit

Law360, New York (December 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Japanese electronics giant Hitachi Ltd. has reached an agreement with Acacia Research Corp. subsidiary Light Valve Solutions LLC that should end Hitachi America Ltd.'s involvement in a patent suit the Acacia unit filed in May against Hitachi America and numerous other defendants including Canon USA Inc. and 3M Co.

The settlement and license agreement covers a patent portfolio that relates to light valve systems, and is expected to resolve Light Valve Solutions' pending patent claims against Hitachi America in the U.S. District Court for the Northern...
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