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Android vs. Android: LG looks to ban Samsung tablet in South Korea

Published Dec 28th, 2012 7:50PM EST
LG Samsung Patent Lawsuit

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Are there any technology companies Samsung (005930) isn’t fighting in court right now? LG Display (LPL), of which Android vendor LG Electronics (066570) owns a majority stake, confirmed on Friday that it has filed an injunction seeking to ban Galaxy Note 10.1 sales in South Korea. The panel maker claims the tablet infringes three of its patents relating to its display technologies and it is looking to ban sales of the device as a result. LG Display is also seeking damages of nearly $1 billion from Samsung affiliate Samsung Display if the Galaxy Note 10.1 remains on the market.

“Through this action, LG Display seeks to completely stop the sale, manufacture, and importation of [the] infringing Samsung product,” LG Display said in a statement to Dow Jones Newswires.

The new lawsuit follows a complaint filed last week by Samsung Display alleging that various LG products infringe seven of its patents related to LCD panels.

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