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LG Display becomes latest to copy Apple – by suing Samsung

It seems like every consumers electronics company is accused of copying Apple (AAPL) at some point, and while the Cupertino-based giant may or may not have been inspired by some of LG’s work in the past, LG (066570) sister company LG Display (LPL) is now taking a page out of Apple’s playbook… by suing Samsung (005930). The Wall Street Journal on Thursday reported that LG Display has filed a lawsuit against Samsung in a South Korea civil court alleging that Samsung’s OLED smartphone and tablet displays infringe on seven of its patents covering the design of the panels and driver circuitry. LG Display is seeking damages as well as a permanent injunction blocking sales of Samsung’s Galaxy S III, Galaxy Tab 7.7and Galaxy Note. “This lawsuit has been filed both to enforce LG Display’s intellectual property rights and promote fair competition,” an LG Display spokesperson said.


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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