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LCD Patent Lawsuits Target Fast-Growing Market

Law360 (January 20, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- With sales of flat-panel monitors and television sets soaring in North America and Europe, the top makers have become entrenched in a legal battle for patent rights to the technology.

Two patent owners – the French government agency for atomic energy and the U.S.-based Guardian Industries Corp. – are aggressively suing monitor makers and retailers, trying to recoup some of the growing profits in the market for liquid crystal displays (LCDs).

LCDs are increasingly replacing the bulkier Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) models in offices and homes...
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