ITC Will Probe LED Claims In LG, Osram Patent War

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said Thursday that it will investigate LG Electronics Inc.'s allegations that Siemens AG unit Osram GmbH violated federal trade law by selling and importing light-emitting diodes that infringe LG patents.

The decision to institute the Section 337 investigation comes after LG and LG Innotek Co. Inc. lodged parallel complaints in July with the ITC and Delaware federal court against Osram, Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH and Osram Sylvania Inc. over LED technology.

The ITC's announcement of the probe marks the latest development...
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