Sharp Loses Bid To Escape Anvik LCD Patent Spat

Law360, New York (August 12, 2010, 3:59 PM EDT) -- Sharp Corp. has mostly lost its bid to escape liability in Anvik Corp.'s multibillion-dollar suit accusing the electronics maker of infringing its patents through the importation and sale of liquid crystal display panels.

While Judge Stephen C. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday released Sharp from liability for the importation of these products by foreign third parties, the ruling denied its bid for judgment on the pleadings as to its direct importation and inducement liability.

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