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

LG Samsung Patent Lawsuit

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.

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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