LG, Daewoo Spar Over Washing Machine Patents At Trial

Law360, Wilmington (November 26, 2012, 6:50 PM EST) -- LG Electronics Inc. opened its case before a Delaware federal jury on Monday claiming fellow South Korean company Daewoo Electronics Inc. has violated four LG patents used in popular front-loading washing machines, five months after a settlement of the dispute fell apart.

At the outset of trial, scheduled to last five days in Wilmington, Del., LG argued that the innovations covered by the patents were integral to adapting the front-loading washing machine to the American market, where consumers demand higher capacity than in Europe and elsewhere....
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