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Nidec, LG Patent Suit To Move Forward

Law360 (January 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a patent suit filed by Japan-based Nidec Corp. against an LG Electronics Inc. unit over motors used in computer CD and DVD drives, adopting recommendations issued last month by a magistrate judge.

Judge Leonard Davies of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled Tuesday that Magistrate Judge John D. Love had correctly recommended that LG's motion to dismiss the case for lack of personal jurisdiction and improper venue should be denied.

In his recommendation, filed...
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