ITC To Hear O2 Micro Patent Suit Over LCD Circuits

Law360, New York (January 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to hear O2 Micro International Ltd.'s complaint accusing LG Electronics and other technology companies of infringing patents related to backlighting technology for liquid crystal displays.

The ITC said in a statement Friday that it would investigate whether Monolithic Power Systems Inc., Microsemi Corp., ASUSTeK Computer Inc., LG Electronics, LG Display Co. Ltd. and BenQ Corp. had violated the Tariff Act of 1930 by importing products containing infringing technology.

The patents involved relate to certain cold cathode fluorescent lamp inverter...
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