Samsung suing LG 50 billion won for damaging its reputation

by: Bams SadewoMarch 26, 2013

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The sibling rivalry between Samsung and LG is heating up once more. Even though the two electronics giants have kissed and made up last month by opting for an out of court agreement on their OLED patent dispute, we don’t think that they’ll be besties anytime soon.

In a tit-for-tat move, Samsung has filed a lawsuit against LG Electronics in South Korea for saying mean and factually inaccurate things in one of LG’s ads, which Samsung believes has tarnished its corporate image. The compensation seek is a cool 50 billion won ($45 million). In case you’re wondering, LG made the first move, as it launched a 10 billion won suit against its rival.

What exactly are they fighting about this time? Refrigerators. To be more exact, the sizes of the fridges.

Doesn’t sound like a hot topic? Well, if you’re into a more interesting Android-related courtroom battle that’s possibly looming in the near future, LG has said a week ago that it’s considering to sue Samsung for infringing its eye-tracking patents. The Galaxy S4 does share some similar eye-tracking features with the Optimus G Pro, though we’re not sure who’s copying who.

Frankly, we’re not keen on taking sides at all. So we’d love to see the two companies hug this one out again.

  • lol sammy sucks

    • MasterMuffin

      • Anonymousfella

        Couldnt have put it any better!

  • Josh Cook

    I smell a sheep…. Bahhh

  • Neil

    Then again.. the LG optimus G is a replica of the SGN2

    • MasterMuffin

      And G Pro is a copy of Note and few other phones and LG’s UI looks like Touchwiz

      • Yep, but I doubt Samsung will move against LG on those things. At least not while the argy bargy with Apple is still ongoing.

  • How dare you dishonour my fridge. I will now make comments about the pedigree of your washing machines and tumble dryers.

  • inspire

    wow, AA now covering refrigerator patent infringement news ! Or is it another way to bash LG and pat Samsung (as always) ?

  • amine ELouakil

    “The Galaxy S4 does share some similar eye-tracking features with the Optimus G Pro, though we’re not sure who’s copying who”

    “Frankly, we’re not keen on taking sides at all”

    You are contradicting yourself, I’m just saying.

    And LG has patents, and had demoes of the technology a couple of years ago, now is it the same thing? I don’t know but here and due to the facts, I give credit to LG on this one. and Samsung is not a clean company when it comes to getting “inspired from other brands” (LG Aswell )

  • LG copeid everything
    they even copeid Lagwiz also GayVR and Gay watch