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NewsPoster Sep 24, 2013 11:35 AM
Samsung, LG Display settle display technology patent lawsuit
Samsung and LG Display are ending their display-related patent lawsuits against each other, with a view to working together on the technologies in the future. The agreement, which effectively ends a courtroom battle that commenced in <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294681==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/09/10/seeks.880514.for.each.infraction/" rel='nofollow'>September 2012</a>, was rumored to have been close to <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294682==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/20/oled.lawsuit.dropped.settlement.details.unknown/" rel='nofollow'>dropping in March</a> of this year, but has only just finished. <br />
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Statements from the two companies received <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294679==http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=41138&icid=a&d_str=" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">by</a> <em>The Standard</em> confirms the ending of legal action. "It was agreed that we two should focus more on cementing our leadership in the global market by cooperation, instead of engaging in all-consuming patent disputes," said Samsung Display. LG Display echoed the sentiment, writing "What's most important for both of us is upgrading our competitiveness globally."<br />
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The initial injunction from Samsung claimed that LG had stolen Samsung's technologies in OLED and LED displays, with Samsung seeking approximately $880,000 in compensation for instances where LG used said technologies or made confidential intellectual properties public. A number of senior engineers were indicted on charges of leaking confidential information from Samsung to LG, with Samsung also demanding an apology and a pledge from LG to not poach any more Samsung employees. <br />
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Despite the two companies working together to clear up one patent-related legal mess, there is still no love lost between them. Samsung has sued LG for "<a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294680==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/26/refrigerator.capacity.fight.reaches.seoul.district .court/" rel='nofollow'>tarnishing</a> its corporate image" when both sides argued over kitchen appliance capacities, while LG has attempted to <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294683==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/14/lg.takes.a.stab.at.samsung.ahead.of.galaxy.s4.laun ch/" rel='nofollow'>ambush the launch</a> of the Samsung Galaxy S4 by strategic Optimus G advertisement creation and placement, and also accused Samsung of infringing on its own <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294684==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/19/smart.pause.in.s4.similar.to.smart.video.in.optimu s.g.pro/" rel='nofollow'>eye-tracking patents</a> in the smartphone.
 
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