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Korea's Supreme Court Throws Out Fujitsu Plasma Patent

Law360 (December 6, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a victory for Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Orion Electronic and Hyundai Electronics, South Korea’s Supreme Court has nullified a patent for a plasma display panel (PDP) awarded to Japanese electronics giant Fujitsu in 1995.

The court ruled on Monday that Fujitsu¡¯s technology, designed to operate core circuits of plasma displays, had already existed in the public domain, rendering the patent invalid, according to the Korea Herald.

However, the ruling will have little impact on the industry, since the technology has become outdated and is not...
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