Mitsubishi Settles Volume Control Patent Suit

Law360, New York (January 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Inc. has become the latest television maker to settle a suit over a patent for a volume-control mechanism.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas signed off Monday on a motion to dismiss filed after Mitsubishi reached a settlement with plaintiff International Control Systems LLC.

The two companies filed a joint stipulation of dismissal on Dec. 15, which stated that they had reached a settlement that involved granting licenses to Mitsubishi.

In its complaint,...
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