“â€œPanasonic Korea has violated two PDP patents possessed by LG Electronics which involve electrode partition and panel operation technologies,â€ explained LG. â€œAccordingly, we’ve come to bringforward this lawsuit which seeks to prohibit Matsushita’s infringement upon our patent rights as well as compensation for damages.â€ LG Electronics has requested that the trade committee of theMinistry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) place restraints on PDP TV imports by Panasonic Korea.
â€œThrough comprehensive countermeasures, we will firmly secure our technology patents which are the intangible properties of LG Electronics,â€ said Executive Officer Ham Soo-young, the head of LG Electronics patent center. At the briefing, the Commerce, Industry, and Energy Minister Lee Hee-beom said, â€œI have relayed our government’s view to Japan, which asks for discreet consideration over whether or not to postpone custom clearance.â€ Prior to this, Matsushita submitted an application to the Tokyo District Court and Japan Custom Office, requesting a temporary embargo on LG’s PDP panels. “
We are glad to see LG stick to their guns in this case. Hopefully this is resolved peacefully and with lower prices for us. ;)