Sharp Sues TECO Over LCD Patent

Law360, New York (June 10, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the latest sign of mounting patent litigation over flat-screen technology, Japan’s Sharp Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Taiwanese rival TECO over patent rights to liquid-crystal displays (LCDs).

Sharp said it had sued TECO's Japan-based sales unit Sankyo Co. at the Tokyo District Court, charging TECO with infringing on its patent for technology used to fix pixel flaws in LCD panels.

Sharp has also asked Tokyo Customs to temporarily halt imports into Japan of the TVs, which use LCD screens manufactured by AU Optronics, and...
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