Printed from http://www.electronista.com

AUO patent win against LG Display may hurt Apple, others

updated 04:20 pm EDT, Mon May 3, 2010

LG may be blocked from selling LCDs

AU Optronics this weekend won a patent lawsuit against LG Display that could hamper the computer and handheld businesses. A ruling by a District of Delaware court found that LG had violated four patents relating to the performance and reliability of LCDs. Taiwan-based AUO now said it would seek a permanent ban on displays that infringe on the patents and was hoping companies would voluntarily stop buying the displays.

LG Display hasn't said whether it plans to appeal but has lost the patent lawsuit that triggered AUO's own counter-lawsuit. In 2006, LG had wanted as much as $690 million from AUO for allegedly treading on some of its own technology patents.

The lawsuit has the potential to affect not just LG's HDTV business but also cellphones, computers and notebooks, including from other companies. Apple in particular may suffer as it has a $500 million contract with LG to supply its devices with screens. The company is rumored to have a deal with an LG Display sister company, LG Innotek, for the next iPhone's 5-megapixel camera.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. wrenchy

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Nov 2009

    -4

    OOOooohhhhh


    PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS.....

    OOOhhhhh aren't they fun?????

    Alright everyone now.... PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS, PATENTS.....

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill the ...

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Android, 10.1-inch)

Lenovo is building a bigger name for itself year after year, including its devices expanding beyond desktop computers. The company's l ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News