ITC Investigates Whirlpool Infringement Complaint

Law360, New York (February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Relations between rivals Whirlpool and LG Electonics chilled Friday, after the ITC launched investigations into LG's alleged infringement of several refrigerator patents.

In response, the South Korean appliance maker said it was "confident" it would prevail in the dispute. LG's statement added that it was "cooperating fully" with the probe, Reuters reported.

Last month, Whirlpool, the world’s leading home appliance manufacturer, lodged the complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., alleging that LG infringes on five of its refrigerator patents.

Whirlpool is seeking...
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