Feeds

Sharp sues Samsung over patent claims

Another day, another patent dispute

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Sharp has filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics for allegedly infringing its liquid crystal display patents. This row between the world's third and second biggest LCD TV makers respectively, could escalate as the Seoul-based company said it might countersue.

Sharp alleges that Samsung has infringed five of its LCD-related patents and filed a lawsuit in the US district court in eastern Texas.

The Japanese electronics company is seeking compensatory damages and a ban on the sale of Samsung products that supposedly violate these patents. In addition, Sharp - which is requesting a jury trial - claims it had negotiated with Samsung in "good faith" for an LCD patent license for some time, but an agreement satisfactory to both sides was never reached.

According to the Financial Times Samsung has commented that it "respects the intellectual property rights of others, but will take take all necessary legal steps to defend itself and its subsidiaries against lawsuits based on patents that are not valid, and or enforceable".

Sounds like another patent claim we heard about only very recently.

Samsung also said it was considering "various LCD-related patent counterclaims to be filed against Sharp".

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Intel's LAME DUCK mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW
Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK
... when you close the slidey doors, that is ...
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
Exploring the true TCO for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor.