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Ex-Employee Sues Sharp Over LCD Patents

Law360 (July 1, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former employee of Japanese consumer electronics maker Sharp has filed a $4.6 million lawsuit against the company over liquid crystal displays patents.

The former researcher claims to have invented technology that improved the efficiency of LDCs while cutting their cost and power usage.

The researcher was paid ¥770,000 after his retirement for his extra work while the company is expected to see profits of ¥96 billion from LCD patents based on his work before they expire in 2009, according to the lawsuit.

The inventor claimed...
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