Japan's Sharp Broadens Patent Suit Vs. Taiwanese LCD Maker

Law360, New York (March 3, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. has broadened its lawsuit against a Japanese subsidiary of Taiwan’s TECO Electric and Machinery Co, claiming that an LCD television set made by TECO infringes its patents for LCD panel production.

The suit, filed with the Tokyo District Court, seeks a court order preventing Sankyo Co. from producing, importing and marketing a 20-inch LCD panel TV, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported, citing unnamed Sharp officials.

Sharp is also demanding compensation for damages it claims to have suffered due to the alleged...
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