Hitachi, Acacia Unit Strike Deal In LCD Projector Suit

By Ben James (December 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Japanese electronics giant Hitachi Ltd. has reached an agreement with Acacia Research Corp. subsidiary Light Valve Solutions LLC that should end Hitachi America Ltd.'s involvement in a patent suit the Acacia unit filed in May against Hitachi America and numerous other defendants including Canon USA Inc. and 3M Co.

The settlement and license agreement covers a patent portfolio that relates to light valve systems, and is expected to resolve Light Valve Solutions' pending patent claims against Hitachi America in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Further details of the agreement were not immediately available.

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