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Hitachi sues LG over plasma panels

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 28 Apr 2007 20:45 User comments (10)

Hitachi sues LG over plasma panels Hitachi subsidiary, Hitachi Plasma Patent Licensing (HPPL), has filed a lawsuit against LG Electronics and one of its subsidiaries for apparent use of Hitachi's plasma display panel technology. HPPL has been negotiating licensing terms with LG Electronics and LG Electronics USA but talks have proved fruitless, leaving HPPL to file a lawsuit to resolve the conflict.
Hitachi claims that technology used in LG's plasma display panels infringe as many as 7 of its patents. The company is seeking monetary damages and an injunction against LG which would block it from importing the panels into the United States. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, Hitachi showed off a sub-$2,500 50-inch 1080p HDTV plasma and LG followed with a 50-inch plasma a month later.

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10 user comments

128.4.2007 20:59
BIGnewb
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To me,that's a pretty lame reason to sue someone.Aren't LG and Hitachi affiliated somehow together in the Xbox 360 Drives?I find it dumb that people even sue people because it has some features that are the same.7 patents?what 7 things can possibly be patented by one company in a tv?it seems Hitachi is over reacting and wants more money.That's what i think...........

228.4.2007 23:43
scott2k7
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hm yeh they r linked but 7!!! like omg . and they r only link because sum xbox 360s av l drives and i think sum av hitachi or sumin

329.4.2007 0:00

I have never been a fan of LG and i had a monitor from there awhile ago and it died after 2 years which to me is pretty poor.

429.4.2007 0:02
scott2k7
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did u no dat lg makes da tubes and everytin for tvs so if they died we wud b out of look

529.4.2007 5:00

good grief, who are you people writing these comments ? it's like special ed at sesame street junior school.

629.4.2007 8:56
BIGnewb
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i dont understand one word scott2k7 is saying cuz he didnt go to school.buddy if you're trying to act "gangster" stfu cuz you sound like a retard!

729.4.2007 11:44

Originally posted by borhan9:
I have never been a fan of LG and i had a monitor from there awhile ago and it died after 2 years which to me is pretty poor.
ya LG was quality now its cheap as you can build it crap....

thank god zippy dose not do net speak he'd be completely incomparable :X
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Apr 2007 @ 11:45

829.4.2007 14:47

Originally posted by scott2k7:
did u no dat lg makes da tubes and everytin for tvs so if they died we wud b out of look
I don't understand this myself. But let me try and decipher it.

Quote:
Did you know that LG make the tubes and everything for TV's so if they died we would be out of luck
I think thats what he meant to say.

929.4.2007 15:17
BIGnewb
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i know wat he meant because i talk like that on msn messenger but some ppl here dont use instant messaging so its better not to sound like dumbass......

105.5.2007 3:15

well, as a 'silver surfer',brought up in the days when spelling was important, I can still accept that for textmessaging on mobile (cell) phones is useful, and b, instead of be,u replacing you, etc can save time space and money. I can't see the advantage of replacing luck with look though, unless scott2k7 was refering to us not having anything to 'look' at after 2 years tenure of an LG monitor screen.

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