Samsung And LG Resolve Their OLED Patent Dispute
The only reason the patent war between LG and Samsung hasn’t become more notorious is because it has been mostly overshadowed by the ongoing fight between the latter and Apple.
It turns out that was a good thing. The IT world could definitely do with a bit less drama, and a government ministry from South Korea helped eliminate this particular source of it.
Long story short, LG and Samsung have agreed to settle their patent disputes without pushing anything further through courts.
The decision was reached after the aforementioned government ministry persuaded the chief executive officers (CEOs) of Samsung Display and LG Display to meet.
The meeting took place in a Seoul hotel and ended with the legal stalemate being broken at last.
LG had filed a patent infringement lawsuit against fellow South Korean electronics giant Samsung over the latter’s use of advanced OLED display technology in smartphones and tablets, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The paper reported that alleged patent infringements include the design of OLED panels, driver circuitry and device design, and said LG intended to seek damages and a permanent injunction against the sale of accused devices in South Korea.
Devices accused of infringing LG’s patents include Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy SIII, along with the Galaxy Note phablet and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet.