If 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