Samsung hits back at LG in patents row

South Korean company argues that technologies lacked originality and innovation
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First Published: Mon, Nov 19 2012. 01 34 PM IST
A file photo of Samsung headquarters in Seoul. Photo: AFP
A file photo of Samsung headquarters in Seoul. Photo: AFP
Seoul: South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has hit back at rival LG in a patents row over next-generation display panels, with both firms accusing the other of stealing technology and senior staff to grab a lead in the market.
Samsung Display, an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, asked a Seoul patents court last week to annul seven patents related to organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel technologies held by LG, a company spokesman said Monday.
Samsung argued that the technologies lacked the originality and innovation to warrant a patent.
“These are typical legal steps to defend a company’s stance in a patent infringement suit,” the Samsung spokesman told AFP.
The move came after LG Display—one of the world’s top flat-screen TV makers—filed a patents suit in September against the two Samsung units for allegedly infringing seven of its OLED-related technologies.
LG said that five of Samsung’s products, including its global hit Galaxy S-series smartphones and tablet computer Galaxy Tab, infringed its patents.
Later in the same month, Samsung filed a court complaint accusing LG of luring away senior Samsung OLED researchers even though they had signed contracts preventing them working for a rival.
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