LG Hit With Suit Over Touch-Screen Patents

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT) -- A Texas company sued LG Electronics Inc. on Monday, claiming the companies' smartphones and tablets, including the Optimus, Viper and Lucid models, infringe patents covering touch-screen technology.

Touchscreen Gestures LLC filed a suit in Texas federal court accusing LG of making, selling and importing smartphones and tablets that infringe four of its patents covering the drag, tap and scroll motions used on touch-screen devices. The Dallas-based company is seeking a permanent injunction barring LG from further infringement, claiming that if the court fails to enjoin the electronics manufacturer, it will be "irreparably harmed."

"As a result of LG's infringement ... Touchscreen...

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