Judge Trims Samsung Counterclaims In JPEG Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 25, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Friday nixed Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s fraud and negligent misrepresentation counterclaims in US Philips Corp.'s lawsuit accusing the company of infringing a patent related to JPEG technology, but left other counterclaims intact.

Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware dismissed

Samsung's counterclaims with prejudice, but opted to let the company's affirmative defenses and inequitable conduct counterclaims move forward.

Philips lodged a suit against Samsung in September 2009, alleging that Samsung had infringed its...
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