Samsung files another patent lawsuit against LG

December 13, 2012

    lg and samsung

    If you’re not already sick of the never-ending smartphone patent wars then here’s some more lawsuit shenanigans for you to sink your teeth in to.

    Samsung has filed against sevens patents owned by rival company LG, which they allege infringe on their own patents for liquid crystal displays. Samsung is claiming that LG directly copied their plane-to-line switching (PLS) technology, which was patented back in 1997, and simply renamed it AH-IPS without paying royalties.

    As a result Samsung is seeking 2 billion won, or about $1.86 million, in damages as well as an injunction to prohibit the sale of the infringing deceives, which includes LG’s Optimus G and Optimus Vu2 smartphones.

    This is just another case in a long list of battles between the two companies. Back in September LG filed a similar suit against seven of Samsungs own patents for the same technology. Interestingly though this case doesn’t seem to be motivated by money, as a senior Samsung executive recently stated:

     “The fight is a matter of pride. Damage compensation is not a real issue. I think both of us seek to be recognized as a leader in the global display-making industry through the legal battle.’’

    I guess lawsuit money is just chump change for Samsung.


    • RarestName

      I hope that LG wins. Apple II is starting to become like Apple.

      • MasterMuffin

        you didn’t read that article, right? It says “This is just another case in a long list of battles between the two companies. Back in September LG filed a similar suit against seven of Samsung’s own patents for the same technology”

        • RarestName

          wut :)

          • MasterMuffin

            You don’t understand English, right? :D

            • RarestName

              ENGLISH FTW

            • MasterMuffin

              Finnish FTW? :)

    • Kyle

      LG will lose.

      • elias

        Even more ridiculous lawsuits have gone through *cough* Apple *cough*

    • Dave

      It’s important to note that this is a technology (hardware) patent and is much more explicit and non-obvious than Apple’s “rounded corners” patents. I think there is legitimacy to this lawsuit.

    • Apple_Nexus

      Did nobody notice that the article doesn’t even mention apple?

    • Guillermo Perez-Arguello

      Chump change it is, Samsung has so much money, this is about image and pride. LG copied from Sammy, period. Then they turned around and sued Sammy, are you serious?

    • abir

      These companies dont innovate anymore, no groundbreaking features in any phones anymore, just file lawsuit after lawsuit on each other after having milked their customers to the max to make their billions


    Long time Android user and supporter of anything open-source, Robert is a BSc (Hons) graduate with an enduring fascination for technology. Glued to his...

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