ITC Rules LG Didn't Infringe Whirlpool Fridge Patent

Law360, New York (October 13, 2009, 11:25 AM EDT) -- A U.S. International Trade Commission judge has again determined that LG Electronics USA Inc. products do not infringe Whirlpool Corp.'s patent for ice storage bins in refrigerator doors, LG said Monday.

ITC Administrative Law Judge Theodore R. Essex ruled Friday that the technology in both LG's side-by-side and French door refrigerators do not infringe Whirlpool's U.S. Patent Number 6,082,130 and found all the asserted claims invalid, LG said.

Unless the commission modifies the decision on appeal, it will become the final decision of the ITC in...
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