Initial US patent court rules against Taiwanese institute
October 24, 2012, 12:13 pm TWN
TAIPEI -- The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has ruled that South Korea-based LG Electronics Inc. did not infringe an LCD patent owned by a Taiwanese research institute, according to a Bloomberg report dated Monday.
The state-funded Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) had accused LG of violating a patent covering "backlight modules that improve uniformity of light so they have correct brightness," the report said.
USITC Judge Theodore Essex posted the notice of his findings on the USITC website but the findings are subject to review by full commission, according to the report.