Samsung, LG, Fujitsu Sue Over MPEG-2, ATSC Patents

Law360, New York (August 14, 2009, 3:17 PM EDT) -- A dozen plaintiffs — including Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., LG Electronics Inc. and Fujitsu Ltd. — have hit Haier Group Co., HAIM LLC and Haier America Trading LLC with a lawsuit accusing them of infringing dozens of patents related to MPEG-2 and digital television technology.

The plaintiffs filed their complaint, which asserts 37 patents, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday, seeking injunctive relief and treble damages.

The defendants are infringing the patents-at-issue by making, importing, using or selling...
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