ITC Claims Ruling Sticks In LG, Whirlpool Patent Case

Law360, New York (September 1, 2009, 12:19 PM EDT) -- A patent dispute launched by Whirlpool Corp. against LG Electronics USA Inc. over refrigerators will press on, with the U.S. International Trade Commission refusing to reconsider its modification of a claims construction that resurrected the case.

ITC Administrative Law Judge Theodore R. Essex ruled in February that LG did not infringe a single Whirlpool patent, but the commission later decided to review that determination in its entirety.

In July, the ITC decided to modify the claims constructions made by Judge Essex, and remanded the investigation back...
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