LG Hit With ITC Suit Over LCD Backlight Patent

Law360, New York (August 11, 2011, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A Taiwan-based research group accused LG Electronics Inc. on Wednesday in the U.S. International Trade Commission of infringing a patent for backlight modules used in television and computer monitors.

The Industrial Technology Research Institute is seeking an order barring South Korea-based LG from importing numerous devices into the U.S. that allegedly infringe the patent.

The institute sued LG over the same patent in November in the Eastern District of Texas, and that case is pending.

Because of the earlier complaint, "LG knows that the accused products...
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