Now LG files patent infringement claims against Samsung

Now LG files patent infringement claims against SamsungIf you consider smartphones and South Korea, you’d be forgiven for immediately thinking Samsung. But spare a thought for good old Lucky Goldstar.

LG, everyone’s second favourite South Korean manufacturer, is suing Samsung over patent infringement – pertaining to OLED displays.

According to LG, Samsung infringes on a total of seven patents the former holds on OLED panel design.

Five Samsung devices account for the seven alleged infringements, namely the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S II HD, Samsung Galaxy Note, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.

A statement from LG Display reads: "This lawsuit has been filed both to enforce LG Display's intellectual property rights and promote fair competition. Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display must stop using the patents without permission."

LG is reportedly seeking 7 billion South Korean won in damages, which equates to roughly £3.9 million.

Bizarrely, this all comes just a few weeks after Samsung filed an injunction against LG. Samsung insists: “LG Display has consistently acquired our OLED technologies and other business secrets by inducing our researchers to transfer.”

Ahh well, makes a change from the usual Apple/Samsung nonsense.

via: The Verge

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socialjeebus  Sep. 28, 2012 at 11:06

Meh...the OLED issue has been going on for years already. The REAL war between Samsung and LG is over the refrigerators, the battle has being heating heating up this week with claim and counter-claims in the media, youtube and even tv commercials over how to calculate the capacity of a fridge....really.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 28, 2012 at 11:15

Meh...the OLED issue has been going on for years already. The REAL war between Samsung and LG is over the refrigerators, the battle has being heating heating up this week with claim and counter-claims in the media, youtube and even tv commercials over how to calculate the capacity of a fridge....really.

Lol. Who cares about fridges?

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 28, 2012 at 11:26

Meh...the OLED issue has been going on for years already. The REAL war between Samsung and LG is over the refrigerators, the battle has being heating heating up this week with claim and counter-claims in the media, youtube and even tv commercials over how to calculate the capacity of a fridge....really.

Lol. Who cares about fridges?
Actually... quite a few people.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 28, 2012 at 11:34

Meh...the OLED issue has been going on for years already. The REAL war between Samsung and LG is over the refrigerators, the battle has being heating heating up this week with claim and counter-claims in the media, youtube and even tv commercials over how to calculate the capacity of a fridge....really.

Lol. Who cares about fridges?
Actually... quite a few people.

Really? Where do I find these passionate people? My fridge keeps my food cold and makes me ice. Beyond that, I don't give a crap about it.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 28, 2012 at 11:38

Yeah, well... I don't own a fridge. But most people care when their food rots away in a
bricked, firmware-crashed fridge ;)

socialjeebus  Sep. 28, 2012 at 11:44

I couldn't care less myself but it's kind of funny that this ridiculous argument is probably the 2nd biggest story in Korea this week (after the success of Psy - Gangnam Style). It's quite fun seeing po-faced news presenters having to lead into a Gangnam Style.

BTW I have all LG appliances (not out of any loyalty mind you - because I get around 50% of the wholesale price courtesy of the brother-in-law).

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 28, 2012 at 12:12

Meh...the OLED issue has been going on for years already. The REAL war between Samsung and LG is over the refrigerators, the battle has being heating heating up this week with claim and counter-claims in the media, youtube and even tv commercials over how to calculate the capacity of a fridge....really.

Lol. Who cares about fridges?


Lawyers and media.

Stelph  Sep. 28, 2012 at 12:49

Meh...the OLED issue has been going on for years already. The REAL war between Samsung and LG is over the refrigerators, the battle has being heating up this week.......

Ah is this true then? I totally thought the wording here meant it was a gag... :)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 28, 2012 at 12:50

Yeah, well... I don't own a fridge. But most people care when their food rots away in a
bricked, firmware-crashed fridge ;)

What crazy ethical reasoning do you have for not owning a fridge? They're pretty useful.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 28, 2012 at 12:54

thought you'd get nosey about that :p

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 28, 2012 at 14:34

Yeah, well... I don't own a fridge. But most people care when their food rots away in a
bricked, firmware-crashed fridge ;)

What crazy ethical reasoning do you have for not owning a fridge? They're pretty useful.


Can't afford one? :p If £100 phone is €499, can you imagine how much £1000 fridge is? :p

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 28, 2012 at 18:04

thought you'd get nosey about that :p
I honestly don't know anyone who doesn't own a fridge...they're a pretty staple feature of a normal household.

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 28, 2012 at 21:52

thought you'd get nosey about that :p
I honestly don't know anyone who doesn't own a fridge...they're a pretty staple feature of a normal household.


Well, now you do. :p

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 29, 2012 at 09:04

thought you'd get nosey about that :p
I honestly don't know anyone who doesn't own a fridge...they're a pretty staple feature of a normal household.


Yet you reckoned nobody cared about fridges?! Fascinating, isn't it? :p

I don't need one. Simple

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