French Government Agency Sues Chi Mei Over LCD Patents

Law360, New York (January 2, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A French government agency for atomic energy has filed a patent lawsuit over flat-screen displays against Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp, Taiwan's second-largest maker of computer display screens.

The Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique alleges that Chi Mei infringed on two patents for technology involved in the design and manufacture of liquid crystal modules, a type of flat-screen display used in computer monitors and televisions.

The U.S. patents were awarded to the French agency in 1987 and 1989. These patents) are related to vertical alignment (VA) mode LCD...
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