LG Patents Exhausted In Hitachi Case: Court

Law360, New York (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hitachi Ltd. has won summary judgment that four patents held by LG Electronics Inc. are exhausted, negating LG's infringement claims against Hitachi in a case involving the same patents and similar arguments as a case against Quanta Computer Inc. in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against LG last year.

Judge Claudia Wilken of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Friday that four patents held by LG were exhausted with respect to certain products made by Hitachi Ltd. because the products incorporate...
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