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LG Electronics Files Countersuit

““Panasonic Korea has violated two PDP patents possessed by LG Electronics which involve electrode partition and panel operation technologies,” explained LG. “Accordingly, we’ve come to bringforward this lawsuit which seeks to prohibit Matsushita’s infringement upon our patent rights as well as compensation for damages.” 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.

“Through comprehensive countermeasures, we will firmly secure our technology patents which are the intangible properties of LG Electronics,” 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, “I have relayed our government’s view to Japan, which asks for discreet consideration over whether or not to postpone custom clearance.” 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. ;)

Read more at the following sites: Digital ChosunJoongAng Daily, Korea Herald