LCD Makers Settle Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (January 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Amid a wave of litigation over lucrative flat-panel display technology, Hong Kong electronics maker Proview and Japanese rival Hitachi have settled a U.S. lawsuit brought by Hitachi over LCD monitor patents.

Under the terms of the deal, Hitachi agreed to scrap infringement claims it brought against Proview in June 2005, while the Hong Kong company agreed to credit Hitachi technology on its future display products.

The complaint accused Proview, the world’s seventh-largest maker of monitors for personal computers, of manufacturing and selling the parts without obtaining...
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