Japan And Korea's Patent Collision Course

Law360, New York (April 20, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT) -- In the last six months, a patent litigation war between LG Electronics Inc. (LGE) and Sony Corp. seems to have broken out. The two companies have filed no less than 11 actions for patent infringement in the U.S. since October of 2010. This includes four actions in the U.S. International Trade Commission (even though both companies are nominally foreign corporations), and seven actions district courts, primarily in California.

LGE also won a temporary restraining order (now lifted) against the Playstation 3 in Holland, a move that...
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