Hitachi Sues LG Over Plasma Patents

Law360 (April 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hitachi Ltd. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival LG Electronics Inc. over technology for increasingly popular—and thin—televisions and computer monitors, triggering yet another Asian technology battle in a U.S. court.

In the lawsuit, filed Monday in the Eastern District of Texas, Tokyo-based Hitachi accused Seoul, South Korea-based LG of trampling seven U.S. patents for technology used in plasma display products.

The complaint was filed by Morrison & Foerster LLP on behalf of Hitachi’s plasma patent licensing unit, which also accused Hitachi’s Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based...
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