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Sony Targets LG Over Mobile Phone Patents

Law360 (January 3, 2011, 2:50 PM EST) -- Sony Corp. has accused LG Electronics Inc. in a district court of infringing seven mobile phone patents, and urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to block imports of the popular smartphones and cell phones at issue.

On Dec. 28, Sony filed an infringement action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and lodged a complaint at the ITC over LG’s allegedly unfair trade practices.

Roughly 16 models of LG's mobile phones infringe a cluster of broadly licensed patents covering mobile phones and modems, specifically audio recording, data transmission, digital camera and image display capabilities, according to the...

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