Teco Countersues Sharp In LCD Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (April 12, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Taiwan’s Teco Group has struck back against Japan’s Sharp Corp. in their dispute over patents for LCD television sets, suing the Japanese rival in Tokyo District Court for unfair competition.

The suit, filed Teco's Japanese unit Sankyo Co filed, seeks compensation from Sharp for all damages caused to Teco's operating profit and corporate credibility, as well as a “public apology for its practice of improper competition,” Teco said in a statement.

Teco said the Tokyo District Court ruled on Feb. 16 that Sharp's patent claim on...
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