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Sharp sues Samsung over LCD patents

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Aug 2007 17:25 User comments (6)

Sharp sues Samsung over LCD patents Today, Sharp filed a lawsuit against Samsung claiming that the Korean TV maker violated five of its patents in relation to LCD TVs.
The lawsuit contends that Samsung has been almost copying Sharp, using similar technology for the core components of the TVs including processing techniques that help improve contrast and image quality of the LCD panels.

Although Samsung has not commented on the suit, Sharp says it is a result of failed negotiations by the two companies to "establish a licensing deal for the patents."

Sharp is demanding a jury trial and is hoping for monetary rewards as well as an injunction on Samsung's LCD displays that use any of the patents in question. A decision for Sharp would effectively block most of Samsung's LCD TVs from being shipped to the US, and would be devastating to the company.

Source:
Electronista

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6 user comments

16.8.2007 18:04

Haha..wtf.. i love this its an lcd what are going to do place deffrent liquid crystals in it..haha.. what a bunch of idiots.

26.8.2007 18:40

umm DXR88 there is a whole lot more to a LCD then just liquid crystals, and did you even read the article? "The lawsuit contends that Samsung has been almost copying Sharp, using similar technology for the core components of the TVs including processing techniques that help improve contrast and image quality of the LCD panels." is liquid crystal mentioned at all? whose the idiot now.

36.8.2007 23:15

With patents, everybody wins!

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47.8.2007 7:50

i read the artical and its stupid so that means samsung cant make good quality lcd because some chip that helps out with this feat is copyrighted. its just dumb its like RCA copy righting there picture tube technology.

57.8.2007 11:51

sharp is mad cause samsung tvs are selling a lot more.

614.8.2007 4:00

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Sharp is demanding a jury trial and is hoping for monetary rewards as well as an injunction on Samsung's LCD displays that use any of the patents in question. A decision for Sharp would effectively block most of Samsung's LCD TVs from being shipped to the US, and would be devastating to the company.
One would think that this technology is already all the same LCD is all the same what is next every company is going to sue each other because they use the same word LCD.

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