Samsung, AT&T, Others Hit With Flat-Panel Patent Suits

By Ben James (June 28, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT) -- AU Optronics Corp. sued AT&T Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Best Buy Co. Inc. over flat-panel display technology on Monday, lodging a patent infringement case in Delaware as well as a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Monday's Delaware district court complaint and the Section 337 complaint filed at the ITC take aim at the same five parties: AT&T, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electronics America Inc., Best Buy Co. and BrandsMart USA Inc.

AU Optronics and AU Optronics Corp. America asserted four patents in their Delaware complaint, which asked for a judgment that the plaintiffs had willfully infringed the plaintiffs'...

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